Year Launched: 1944 & 1953
Builder: Winslow Marine Railway & Shipbuilding Co. & Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places: 01/17/1979
U.S.S. Hazard and U.S.S. Marlin are commissioned ships of the United States Navy. U.S.S. Hazard, launched May of 1944, saw active duty during the last year of World War II and for a brief period of time after hostilities ended. Chief among the warship’s tasks was minesweeping in and around the Pacific Ocean. For this and other duties, the ship received three battle stars. U.S.S. Marlin, launched October 1953, is notable as the smallest operational submarine to serve in the Navy. Although designed to be a target submarine, U.S.S. Marlin primary use was as a training vessel for naval officers in Key West, Florida and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. U.S.S. Hazard and U.S.S. Marlin were transported to Omaha separately in the 1970s to stand grounded amongst other naval craft in Omaha’s Freedom Park, a United States Naval Museum along the Missouri River. U.S.S. Hazard, notable as one of the best-preserved World War II warships in the country, was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1986.