A submarine from World War II is on display on Pier 45 near Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco Bay. USS Pampanito (SS-383) was commissioned in 1943 and saw action in the Pacific Ocean from March 1944 until the end of the war in August 1945.
The Pacific Northwest of the USA offers some of the most beautiful landscapes anywhere in the world. So naturally the best way to see it up close is on a well-planned road trip. Follow our route from San Francisco to Seattle and back.
On the island of Kiska, Alaska, an abandoned Japanese midget submarine has lain silent in the grass that has consumed its former launch facility for decades. The abandoned wreck is now part of a Pacific war memorial.