One of the places I have always wanted to go, but never had a chance for one reason or another. I finally got a chance, and after I got there I was saying “boy I should have done this sooner.”
Located on the waterfront in historic Fall River, Massachusetts, Battleship Cove is a nonprofit maritime museum and war memorial that is home to the largest and most diverse collection of preserved US Navy ships in the world.
Battleship Cove harbors five National Historic Landmarks: Battleship USS Massachusetts (BB-59), Destroyer USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (DD-850), the World War II Attack Submarine USS Lionfish (SS-298), and PT Boats 617 and 796. Its collection also includes a Drone Anti-Sub Helicopter, Cobra Attack and UH-1 “Huey” helicopters, a T-28 Trojan and the USA‘s only exhibited example of a Soviet-built missile corvette, the Hiddensee. Also on site are the National PT Boat Museum, the National Destroyermen’s Museum.
The centerpiece of the world-class museum is the Battleship USS Massachusetts, which arrived in Fall River in June of 1965 after decommissioning by the Navy and a successful campaign by the wartime crew of “Big Mamie” to save the ship from the scrap yard.
Just a couple of hours drive from Connecticut this is a place that anyone could enjoy and walk among the history of WWII.