The McClintock Annex focuses on the extraordinary story of the submarines USS DARTER and USS DACE and their role in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, October 23-26 1944. Leyte Gulf, Philippine Island, was the largest sea battle in history and the pivotal point in the defeat of the Japanese Empire. The Annex is named for Captain David McClintock, USN, Retired, a Marquette native and commander of the DARTER during the fierce battle.
Key exhibits in the Annex include:
• A large three-dimension diorama depicting the Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Philippines and the roles of the DARTER and DACE. This is the largest naval battle in history!
• A 40 foot tall World War II working periscope.
• A host of World War II submarine memorabilia
Conning Tower Update!
The conning tower of the USS Darter has a new coat of paint and has been reconstructed at Mattson’s Lower Harbor Park for the start of the 2014 season.
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