USS COD - Hours of Operation

Hours of Operation

USS Cod is open for self-guided tours from 10 am to 5 pm every day of the week from May to November and most non-holidays in winter -- weather permitting. Please check tour availability between Nov. 1 and May 1 by calling 440-832-9722.

We are located on Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio at the western edge of Burke Lakefront Airport and about one block east of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Our Latitude/Longitude is: N 41 30.6'/W 81 41.5'

Admission fees and donations are the only source of funding for this proud vessel, and they make possible the ongoing maintenance and restoration necessary to preserve the USS COD for future generations.

Our prices are: $14 for adults, $12 seniors and veterans, $8 youths (grades K-12). Preschoolers and active duty in military uniform are admitted for free. COD has limited free parking for our guests for the duration of their visit to the submarine. For those planning on visiting other area attractions we recommend parking at the convenient airport lot next door.

PLEASE NOTE: Because the COD has not been altered from her wartime configuration, visitors must enter and exit through the original hatchways and climb up and down ladders. Caution must be exercised by persons with small children, the elderly and the handicapped.

Shore Exhibits:

The Mark 14 steam-driven torpedo. This was the standard anti-ship weapon used by U.S. submarines during WWII. It can travel up to 9,000 yards and carries 600 pounds of explosives. However, the Mark 14 was plagued with severe technical problems for the first two years of the war, including exploder mechanisms that failed to detonate or detonated prematurely and a faulty depth control system that caused it to run too deep. It also leaves a trail of steam and exhaust gases that make this torpedo visible to its targets.
The yellow exercise head of this Mk.14 indicates it is a practice torpedo containing no
explosives and was fired and recovered multiple times.

The torpedo rests on the last functional Hanson Torpedo Truck remaining. There were 267 of these
vehicles built in Tiffin, Ohio, all powered by Ford and cylinder engines. Designed to load and
carry two torpedoes, this crane truck was used at Navy sub bases around the world in WWII. A five-bladed, 2,080-lb. bronze submarine propeller that is similar to the two four-bladed propellers used on COD. This propeller is the backdrop for the bronze plaque dedicating the USS COD as a Memorial to the more than 3,800 young men who gave their lives aboard our nation's submarines. A type 8A search periscope, removed from a 1950s-vintage submarine, provides visitors a sub skipper's view of the Port of Cleveland. Picnic tables are available for public use.

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