Hi! It’s Friday, April 26, 2013 and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 8 and up (approximately, with parental supervision)
At this website, the San Francisco Maritime Museum provides a free virtual tour of the USS Pampanito, a WW II submarine. The sub was built in 1943 as part of the U.S. Navy fleet of submarines that were instrumental in the Allied victory in the Pacific during World War II.
This online tour provides a glimpse of what life was like for the sailors aboard the vessel. You can even visit some compartments that are not safely accessible on the “live” tours (the sub is docked at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf) because of the vertical ladders and confined space.
When you get to the website read the introduction and follow the instructions to take a virtual tour of the sub including the:
- Main Deck Aft
- Torpedo Room
- Motor Room
- Forward Engine Room
- Crew’s Mess and Galley
- Radio Room
- Control Room
- Pump Room
As you click on each section of the sub, a new page opens with an illustration that pinpoints the location on the sub. Below it is an actual photograph and text that explains its purpose.