Periscope Returns to Submarine Museum
Workers prep the new periscope for installation
After being out of commission for some time, the periscope has returned to the St. Marys Submarine Museum. Thanks to the Trident Refit Facility for donating the new periscope.
The periscope is very popular with visitors. Everyone likes to look around St. Marys. You can even see Fernandina Beach across the St. Marys River.
The Submarine Museum houses nearly 20,000 artifacts from submarines throughout history. Lining the walls of the museum are historic documents and photographs to give you a behind-the-scenes peek into the life of a submariner.
Guiding the periscope onto the roof
The museum’s 5,000 square feet of displays features equipment such as a ship control panel, ballast control panel, WWII dive suit, and items from all over the world. They even have artifacts from the Kursk, a sunken Russian submarine.
For hours of operation or further information call 912-882-ASUB (2782).
Tags: Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, King's Bay Naval Base, St. Marys Submarine Museum