USS SS-28 (SS-133) Memorial, Wilmington – North Carolina Thursdays May 28, 2020

For this week’s North Carolina Thursdays post, I focused on USS S-28 (SS-133) memorial. It wasn’t easy to find as several sites didn’t include where the memorial was located. I started with this post from 2018: World War II Submarine Memorials by State July 30, 2018. After doing some more research, I found this marker: The submarine was located in 2017 (see YouTube videos below). I included a lot of the links for USS North Carolina Battleship Museum, Wilmington – North Carolina Thursdays January 9, 2020 below as it’s near the Battleship North Carolina.

No information listed at Here’s the USS Submarine Veterans website: and the On Eternal Patrol website for the submarine:

Official Website:

Visiting: (includes the policy on using drones in the area)


The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is open every day of the year, including all holidays, as the Ship serves as a memorial.

Ticket Sales:

Labor Day – Memorial Day: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Memorial Day – Labor Day: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Summer Hours:
Friday before Memorial Day (May 24, 2019) through Labor Day (September 2, 2019): 8:00 am – 8:00 pm, ticket sales end one hour before closing, EXCEPT Independence Day (4th of July) when the ship closes at 5:00 pm for enforcement of firework safety zone, when the last ticket will be sold at 4:00 pm.

Winter Hours:
Tuesday following Labor Day (September 3, 2019) through Thursday before Memorial Day (May 21, 2020): 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, EXCEPT Christmas Day when the Ship opens at noon. Ticket sales end one hour before closing.

The tour is self-guided and is well-marked so that you can tour at your own pace. We recommend allowing at least two hours for the tour, but for the true enthusiast, you can spend much more time than that.


Adults: 12 & over: $14.00*
Seniors: 65 & over: $10.00*
Military: Active or retired, military spouses & dependents, with ID cards: $10.00*
Children: 6 through 11: $6.00*
Children: 5 & under: Free
Friends of the Battleship Members: Free
*Plus Tax

Ticket sales end one hour before closing.

The Battleship gladly accepts cash, VISA, MasterCard or Discover. We do not accept personal checks.


The Battleship offers a 15% discount on admission for groups of 10 or more visitors paying by a single source. The per person discounted group rates are as follows.

Adults: 12 & over: $10.00*
Children: 6-11: $5.00*
Children: 5 & under: Free

*Plus Tax

Groups are encouraged to make reservations to ensure receiving the discounted rate. To make a reservation or to receive more information, please contact Shelly Robinson or call 910-399-9101.

Atlas Obscura: No listing located

Facebook: NCBB55




Google Maps:  Google Maps Wilmington, North Carolina (Street View available for the Battleship, but not the marker); distance from the Battleship to the marker:,+Battleship+Road+Northeast,+Wilmington,+NC/34.2354542,-77.9519892/@34.2357782,-77.9554141,775m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m9!4m8!1m5!1m1!1s0x89aa1fb84831ad59:0x9d2e579b1bd2d539!2m2!1d-77.9543704!2d34.2365524!1m0!3e3





Landmarkhunter: Two listings located

Linkedin: No listing located

National Register of Historic Places: No listing located

Only In Your State:


Roads and Kingdoms: No listing located

Roadside America: One listing located; it’s near the USS North Carolina


Silly America: No listing located

Smoky Mountain News: No listing located

Snapchat: No listing located

This is my South: Briefly mentioned

Trip Advisor:


Twitch channel or search: No listing located  –


Vimeo channel or search: › battleshipnc (several other videos available)

VisitNC: (wasn’t easy to track down this link);

Waymarking: Two listings located; second one in California:

Wikipedia:; not mentioned



several videos located on Ocean Outreach for SS-28:

Expedition S-28 | Discovery US WWII Submarine YouTube Video Ocean Outreach

USS S-28 Memorial Service YouTube Video

USS S-28 75th Anniversary YouTube Video

Past North Carolina Thursdays posts:

Post #2,750

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10 Responses to USS SS-28 (SS-133) Memorial, Wilmington – North Carolina Thursdays May 28, 2020

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  2. SLIMJIM says:

    Cool that sub is a museum!

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    • I have only been on one sub in San Francisco although I have seen a Finnish sub that was closed when I was in Helsinki. I also saw the sub in Mobile, but didn’t have time to board it as we were on a tight time schedule.

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      • SLIMJIM says:

        Man now I want to enter some subs from you sharing me about them

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      • San Francisco has one in their harbor; the one I visited. USS Pampanito (SS-383/AGSS-383); they include an audio tour for a little bit extra. Not sure if they are doing tours right now, but it was nice to see inside one and realize how small the World War II subs were.

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      • SLIMJIM says:

        Amazing you had a tour of it!

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      • This was back in 2008. I was at a Christian college and we did an alternative Spring Break where we helped in the Mission District serving food for several days. We stayed at a hostel so the cost was even cheaper. I was the oldest and the only Master’s student. The rest of the crowd believed in walking everywhere. Let’s just say I got lots of exercise on the trip. We didn’t make it to Alcatraz as you needed to schedule months in advance to get on the list. I did dip my toes in the Pacific Ocean, but it was a rip tide area so I didn’t go too far out. I saw the Golden Gate Bridge from afar. Towards the end, we did a few side trips like the sub tour. Got to ride a trolley car once. Also saw the crooked street.

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      • SLIMJIM says:

        Awesome trip; 2008 feels so long ago

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      • Yes it does. Hard to believe it wasn’t that long ago. Seems like this year is dragging on. I can remember when you daughter was born and it seems a lot more recent than 2008. As she is soon to be having her second son, it doesn’t seem like it was several decades ago she was born.

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