USS Bowfin Submarine Museum is hosting an 'Adventures in History' event on February 28, 2013. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m., with the program starting at 7:00 a.m.
Attendees will find out how the Hawaii Undersea Research Lab discovered three out of the five Japanese submarines returned to Pearl Harbor after Japan's surrender.
The I-14, I-400, and I-401 were unique aircraft carrier submarines, the I-201 and I-203 were advanced fast attack submarines. All were surveyed by the Navy, then sunk as targets off of Barbers Pt. The talk will focus on how HURL searched for and discovered the wrecks of the I-401, I-14, and I-201.
The event presenter is Terry Kirby, the Operations Director and Chief Submersible Pilot for the Hawai'i Undersea Research Labs (HURL) manned submersible program. His responsibilities include managing HURL operations at sea, overseeing the maintenance, reconfiguration, and upgrades of the Pisces IV and Pisces V submersibles, as well as organizing the HURL operations schedule, and conducting exploration dives as pilot of the submersibles.
The USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park is located beside the USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center. It is a non-profit organization whose mission is to restore and preserve the WWII submarine USS Bowfin (SS-287).
For further information please contact Shaholly Ayers at (808) 423-1341, including information on bringing baggage. You may also click this link.