Originally Posted by defenseman
WWII diesel boat is on display at freedom park presently. The Nebraska is still commissioned, believe it has been, or is presently being converted to an SSGN. The Omaha was decommed in the Mid 90's. It cost a small fortune to get a Nuke boat anywhere as a museum. Would love it if it did show up here though. Great boat, great crew, numerous major spec ops on that boat. Lots of cold war history and such. It was hands down the best sub I ever served on. They've let freedom park go to hell. Lots of the vets and active duty here are formulating a plan to get it squared away for the public with our time and efforts. Probably take a year or so...dman
IIRC = If I remember correctly.
That's a shame about Freedom Park. I used to love going down there on the Marlin (the sub) and the Hazard (Minesweeper). I remember back in the early 90's when they flew in a couple of the aircraft that they have on display out there and when the park was underwater from a flood (still got pics of that). I moved right after they brought in the landing craft but moved down here before it was opened up to display.
What exactly do you mean that they let Freedom Park go to hell?
Anyways, this was probably 1997 or so when they were talking about obtaining the nuclear sub. They had plans drawn up and on display in the gift shop, but I guess it may have just been wishful thinking.