Whilst messing around in the Pearl Harbour memorial complex, I wandered over to a less crowded exhibit, namely the USS Bowfin. There were few people queued to see this monument. I tried to go onboard, but was told to by an admission ticket, which I did nearby for $7. After walking a gangway to the bow of the sub, I was directed down the forward torpedo loading hatch & into the sub. At the point some people became claustrephobic & turned around. I carried on through the main isle of the sub, Torpedo room, officers quarters, radio room, galley, control room, engine/motor room & finally aft torpedo room. Then back up the rear loading hatch to the deck. I was very interested in the display & was amazed how men managed to spend weeks at a time in such cramped conditions.
During the trip through the sub, there was pleanty of light, every possible hatch was open to the sky & it was well ventilated.
Bulky people may have trouble getting through the watertight doorways, which have to be negotiated along the way.
If you can't stand cramped spaces, don't go. If you can then it is very worthwile. Nothing like Hollywood portrays.
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