USS ALABAMA BATTLESHIP MEMORIAL PARK
Voyage through time and revisit an era of adventure and bravery as you tour the many exhibits located at the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, AL nearby to our Gulf Shores and Orange Beach vacation rentals.
The USS Alabama
USS Alabama (BB-60), a South Dakota-class battleship, was the sixth ship of the United States Navy named after the US state of Alabama. Alabama was commissioned in 1942 and served in World War II in the Atlantic and Pacific. The recipient of nine WWII Battle Stars, the Battleship USS Alabama and her crew of 2,500 saw action in the Atlantic for a year before joining the Pacific Fleet in the mid-1943. There she fought at such key locations such as Leyte, the Gilbert Islands and Okinawa. After the signing of the war ending surrender documents in September 1945, USS Alabama, or the “Mighty A”, as she was known, led the American fleet into Tokyo Bay.
Alongside the battleship is America’s oldest Gato Class US submarine on public display. The DRUM is named for a large Sea-Bass found off the North Atlantic Coast. With its crew of 72 men, the Drum conducted 13 war patrols, was awarded 12 Campaign Stars, and sank 15 Japanese ships totaling over 80,000 tons. Visitors can go below and inside and will see the conditions that confronted our Navy’s submarine.
Air Force Air Planes
Relive the glory days of the Air Force with “Calamity Jane”, a B-52 Stratofortress that served with the Strategic Air Command (SAC). Another cold war veteran, the A-12 “Blackbird” spy-plane, is a fascinating blast from the past. Inspect the other aircraft from Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm too.
Come Enjoy the USS Alabama Memorial Battleship Park
Be sure to visit the inspiring Vietnam and Korean War memorials and checking out the other aircraft and military equipment in their park. Take time to relax by the Bay with something delicious from The Galley then, stop by the Ships Store where you will find unique clothing, mementos and other military-themed items. There is so much to see at USS Alabama Memorial Park! Come visit and take a step back in time, reliving the many thrilling stories that played out aboard the Battleship ALABAMA & Submarine USS DRUM.
USS Alabama Memorial Battleship Park
2703 Battleship Pkwy, Mobile, AL 36603
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