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BECUNA, USS (Submarine)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County of Philadelphia.
Penn's Landing, Delaware Avenue and Spruce Street
National Register Number: 78002458
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Maritime: Vessel.
Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Museum display; http://www.maritime.org/hnsa-becuna.htm.
Web Site: www.subnet.com/fleet/ss319.htm.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 14, 1986):
An example of the standard Fleet type BALAO class submarines which could operate at a test depth of 400 feet, BECUNA was commissioned in 1944 and served in World War II as the Submarine Flagship of the Pacific Fleet under the command of General Douglas MacArthur. She is credited with sinking 3888 tons of Japanese shipping and received four battle stars for her World War II service.


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