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Temporary Exhibitions

A View from the Deep: The Submarine Growler and the Cold War

Explore the history of the USS Growler—one of America’s first nuclear-missile submarines—in the context of the Cold War. 

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Explore the History of a Cold War-Era Submarine

Nuclear-missile submarines prowl the world’s oceans, their crews standing ready for a launch order that they hope will never come. Explore the history and design of Growler, one of America's first nuclear-missile submarines. Historical artifacts, oral histories and immersive experiences offer a behind-the-scenes look at life on board. Then experience the actual submarine Growler!*


An exterior photo of the Growler with Intrepid behind it.
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*Admission to the exhibition on Pier 86 is free. Admission to the submarine Growler requires the purchase of a Museum ticket. A View from the Deep: The Submarine Growler & the Cold War is supported in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Rehabilitation of Growler was supported in part by National Maritime Heritage Grant funding from the National Park Service and U.S. Department of the Interior and administered by the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

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