|General Guided Tour||Tuesday - Sunday from 9:50am (APPROX. 45 MIN.)||$6.75|
During this 45-minute long guided tour, you will get to peer through a periscope, touch a torpedo, climb in a bunk in the crew's quarters and much more. You will learn how a submarine works and get a glimpse into how a crew of 85 lived and worked within the Blueback's hull for months at a time. General Tours are for ages 3 and above.
|Tech Guided Tour||Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the Month at 10am (APPROX. 3 HRS.)||$15.00|
We offer our Guided Tech Tour on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month. Conducted by an actual submarine veteran, this in-depth three-hour tour is for those that would like to learn more about the technical workings of the Blueback. The maximum tour size is 8 people, so plan ahead and reserve your spot. Tech Tours are for ages 12 and above. We also recommended that a regular tour be taken prior to a Tech Tour.
We have a 24-hour submarine hotline available to answer your questions.
Submarine Camp-in Opportunities
The USS Blueback is available for sleepovers. Contact us for more information.
Call 503.797.4661View Camp-Ins
The USS Blueback (SS-581) was a Barbel-class submarine in the United States Navy. She was one of three in her class, the last diesel-electric propelled submarines built by the United States Navy. They incorporated numerous, radical engineering improvements over previous classes and were the first production warships built with the teardrop-shape hull and "attack center" within the hull rather than a conning tower in the sail.
Blueback is the common name for the Sockeye Salmon. When the Blueback was commissioned, submarines were named after fish. Since the 1970s, most U.S. Navy submarines have been named after cities or states.The U.S.S. Blueback earned two battle stars for her Vietnam War service.