Docked next to The Queen Mary
(and also offered as a package tour with the ship), this Russian sub was built in 1972 and decommisioned in 1994, and kids love to climb inside and see what life on a sub is really like (no surprise, the answer is: cramped
!) Fun Facts:
78 crew shared 2 showers and 3 toilets, for up to 3 months at sea. Only officers had their own bunks. Ordinary sailors "hot bunked;" 27 bunks in the aft torpedo room were shared by 54 crew! 3 shifts per day: duty, maintenance and sleep. The Galley produced 4 cooked meals per day. Crew were allowed a daily glass of white wine. Submariners were closely-screened volunteers, an elite group in the largely-conscript Soviet Navy. They spent 10 of their 30 days shore leave convalescing in a sanatorium. Your experience aboard Scorpion
will be much like completing an obstacle course! You will encounter steep ladders, very small hatches (doorways) between compartments, narrow corridors, raised thresholds, and lowered ceilings. In order to maneuver the passageways, you must remain continually alert, and your arms and hands must be free at all times. Children must be at least 48" tall and may not be carried by another person. The submarine is not accessible to baby strollers or wheel chairs. The tour is not recommended for pregnant women or those who are subject to claustrophobia or motion sickness. A short movie about submarines
precedes the self-guided tour.