USS Albacore

The submarine USS Albacore holds a place in history as the first Navy-designed vessel with a true underwater hull of cylindrical shape and has become the standard for today’s submarines worldwide. Visiting groups will be able to climb up hatches and tour the entire submarine, listen to recordings about life on the ship from those who worked on it, and learn about the historical significance of this vessel. There is also a 15-minute film about the Albacore, a museum gallery with artifacts relevant to the submarine service, and a Memorial Garden to commemorate submarines lost during World War II and the Cold War.
Contact Info
Address: 600 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801. Rockingham County. 
Tel: 603-436-3680. 
Hrs: Vary by season. 
In addition to learning about the USS Albacore’s significance, student groups will gain an understanding of what it’s like to serve in the U.S. military from inside a submarine. Students will also acquire knowledge about World War II and the Cold War, adding depth to classroom curriculum. 
Contact Info 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. 
Group Size: Varies. 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours. 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. 
Cost: Fee. 
Topics Covered: U.S. history, military, war, technology, marine vessels, naval combat, transportation, watercraft, Cold War, World War II.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue