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  • Albacore Park observes the anniversary of bringing the USS ALBACORE (AGSS 569) submarine home

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    PORTSMOUTH–Albacore Park, home of the USS ALBACORE (AGSS 569) at 569 Submarine Way, a National Historic Landmark Site and Museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire is pleased to announce that it will hold an historic event on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 6:30PM via Zoom. 

     

    The USS ALBACORE (AGSS 569) submarine took her last voyage in 1973 to the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard where she was docked for seven years.  In May of 1980, she was stricken from the Naval records and targeted for destruction.  Was this truly her fate?  Learn how a group from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, raised the funding to send her on one last voyage – this time home to Albacore Park.

     

    “May 4, 1985, was a day filled with excitement and frazzled nerves as engineers, city and shipyard planners, onlookers, former Albacore crewmen and members of the newly created organization, Portsmouth Submarine Memorial Association worked together to bring her home!” said Executive Director, Patricia Violette. “We are thrilled to bring to you a documentary produced in 1985 that will celebrate and honor those who made this historic journey possible.”

     
    Albacore Park will show the short documentary along with other stories of the day and encourage anyone who was at the event on May 4, 1985, to attend to also share their stories.  Please email:  albacoremailcall@gmail.com to RSVP and you will be sent a Zoom link for the presentation. 

     
    Albacore Park, the formal site for the USS Albacore Submarine and museum and home of the Portsmouth Submarine Memorial Association, provides a sprawling park for everyone’s enjoyment.  Admission for adults is $9, children $4, seniors $8, family of four $20 and special group rates are available with reservations. Active duty military are always free.  The Park will re-open on May 8th for tours on weekends. For information on hours and admissions, please visit their website at www.ussalbacore.org. Albacore Park is one of Portsmouth’s most unique destinations and all are welcome! For more information, please call 603-436-3680 or visit the Facebook page.