Today, we’re trading in houses for historic boats. Located in Fall River, Mass., Battleship Cove houses the world’s largest collection of historic naval ships and includes five United States Navy National Historic Landmarks.
All located here:
— The Battleship U.S.S. Massachusetts (pictured), the largest in the collection and was deemed “Big Mamie,” to her crewmembers during World War II.
— Destroyer U.S.S. Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., a Gearing-class destroyer, which also appeared in the movie Thirteen Days as both herself and another ship.
— Submarine U.S.S. Lionfish, which was named for the West Indies fish, who experienced her first war patrol in 1945 in Japan, eventually being used for training cruises before her final decommission in 1953.
— Missle Corvette Hiddensee, a Soviet-built missle and Cold War relic.
— PT Boat 617, a motor torpedo boat.
Battleship Cove is a nonprofit educational organization and has seen more than five million visitors since its 1964 opening. Boats are open for tours daily from 9a.m.-5p.m.; the Maritime Museum is open from 10a.m.-3p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.