P-520: WWII & Korean War Crashboat

There are many sites that provide information about the crashboats and their brave crews.

The story of the USS Ling is a sad case study of what happens to historic ships when the money and momentum to fund their upkeep runs out. Settled into the bed of the Hackensack River in Hackensack NJ, the USS Ling is trapped and in worse shape than she ever was during WWII. The ship is a Balao-Class submarine which spent a little over a year in commission between 1945 and 1946 without seeing any real action. Later converted to a training ship at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, she was donated to the Submarine Memorial Association in the 1970s and reverted back to the interior of a typical WWII submarine. A string of bad luck including vandalism and Hurricane Sandy caused expansive damage to the ship through flooding, leaving it in the state we see today.

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USS Ling (SS/AGSS/IXSS-297) is a Balao-class submarine of the United States Navy, named for the ling fish, also known as the cobia. The ship was grounded in the Hackensack River at the former location of the defunct New Jersey Naval Museum in Hackensack, New Jersey. It is now afloat again and an effort is underway to find a new home for the Ling. It is inaccessible to the public.

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USS LING: WWII Memorial Submarine
Louisville Naval Museum Inc
PO Box 1183. Cambridge, MD 21613

Drone footage courtesy of Rocky LaBarbera.

100% of all donations made are used for the USS LING. Our museum staff is unpaid and all proceeds to keep the USS LING operating. All donations are tax deductible as we are a 501c3. Donation letters are given upon request.