USS LION FISH (SS-298)


A Brief History: The USS Lionfish is located at Battleship Cove in Fall River Massachusetts. The USS Lionfish was a World War II era United States Balao class submarine. She was commissioned in 1944 and served on two combat patrols in the Pacific Ocean. On her patrols she carried a crew compliment of 10 commissioned officers, and 65 enlisted sailors.

The USS Lionfish was credited with sinking a Japanese submarine and schooner. Late in the war, Lionfish was also responsible for saving downed pilots near the Japanese coast. In 1946, at the Mare Island Navy Yard; USS Lionfish was decommissioned from service.


The USS Lionfish was recommissioned in 1951. She then sailed to the American east coast before participating in training cruises. After which she took part of NATO exercises, and a Mediterranean cruise. She was later deactivated again in 1953.


In 1960 USS Lionfish was used as a reserve training submarine in Rhode Island. She was stricken from the naval register during 1971, and later in 1973 she became a museum display at Battleship Cove, in Fall River, Massachusetts.


Haunted History: Visitors have claimed to have seen a man in uniform at the end of the submarine and then disappear. Visitors have also claimed to hear what sounds like disembodied voices having a conversation and then just stop.