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Battleship Cove, Fall River, Massachusetts

Posted on February 18, 2012 at 11:03 AM
Battleship Cove,Fall River,Massachusetts,Haunted,Ghosts,Paranormal,Boston,New England Paranormal Investigators,Anthony Duda,www.AnthonyDuda.com

 





 





Battleship Cove: Drop Everything and Go!
 
Okay, this is one amazing place! Said to be "The World's Largest Naval Ship Museum", Battleship Cove is located at 5 Water Street in Fall River, MA, an easy drive from the Boston area. I had the pleasure of spending a recent afternoon climbing aboard massive giants, with hundreds of tons of iron and steel beneath my feet; to say that I was impressed would be a severe understatement. Living in New England for so long, I definitely had a "Duh!" moment as in, "Why did I take so long to visit?".
 
It was a sunny, but chilly, Friday, which is probably why I had the place almost entirely to myself. During warmer months, I can see how Battleship Cove is a major destination; fresh air, cool water, important naval history and beautiful scenery compete for your attention. However, keep in mind that the "off " season is just as fun, and even more so if you want to avoid the crowds. Imagine having free reign on USS Massachusetts, USS Fall River, USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. and submarine USS Lionfish, the sister boat of USS Escolar. How cool is that?!
 
I don't know if any vessel at Battleship Cove is genuinely haunted, although a local ghost hunting group does conduct annual Haunted Battleship tours on USS Massachusetts during the Halloween season. I can tell you that structures containing large quantities of iron and locations near bodies of water seem to attract and help entities manifest, hence the abundance of stories of haunted ships and lighthouses. Just old legends? Maybe, but when ghostly seafarers and phantom crews survive and flourish for decades or even centuries, there's usually an ember of truth to those scary tales told 'round the campfire. My apologies to Mark Twain, but truth is spookier than fiction. Throw in the wartime battle histories, mix the emotions, personalities and presence of the thousands who proudly served and walked those decks, and paranormal investigators have all the necessary ingredients for a haunting to come sailing their way.
 
A Bargain at Twice the Price
 
Fifteen bucks. Yeah, that's it. Fifteen bucks to spend hours exploring giant hunks of history costing millions and, just when you think Battleship Cove has shown all it has to offer, you're in for a surprise; anti-submarine, attack and huey helicopters, PT boats, a Soviet-built missile corvette, T-28 trainer plane and more urge you to explore even further. It's home to the Veterans' Voices Oral History Project and Admiral Arleigh Burke National Destroyermen's Museum, and even has a vintage 1920 carousel for the kids when they (and their parents!) need to take a break. Open 7 days a week and closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day, Battleship Cove offers admission discounts for children and seniors, as well as for groups and active military with ID. Check their website for hours and further details.
 
So, What Are You Waiting For?
 
I plan many more visits to Battleship Cove. The main goal of my initial visit was to climb inside USS Lionfish, as she's one of the few remaining WWII Balao-class subs and escaped the fate of sinking, scrapping or target practice. Her nearly identical production history to Escolar was my primary interest. The one realization I left with was that submarines of that era were not boats that willingly ferried a crew, but machines that merely tolerated humans only because they needed them to survive. Unfortunately, as was the case with USS Escolar and many others, that survival still wasn't possible.
 
Plan on making a day of it at Battleship Cove. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly, and I honestly got the impression that working there is more than only a job; to them it's not just iron and steel. One very convenient feature are the walking planks between vessels; visitors can explore effortlessly between them. The main decks of the battleship and destroyer, both PT boats, and all pierside aircraft exhibits and rest rooms are handicap-accessible. Due to their design and construction, interiors of the ships and boats are not. Last, but not least...parking is free!







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423 Comments

Reply Ed
4:31 AM on February 19, 2012 
Battleship Cove is one of my favorite places. The ghost tour a few years ago was kind of lame, but being on "Big Mamie" at night was awesome. Maybe they've improved it since. More people visit during the summer, but I've been there maybe 5 or 6 times and it never felt crowded. Great place to take the family.
Reply Denise Shapiro
10:05 PM on February 19, 2012 
I always tell my husband I want to go Battleship Cove but our plans always change and we ever make it. I showed him your blog about the ghost stuff and now he can't wait to go haha! Thanks for helping me to convince him!
Reply Barry
3:17 PM on February 20, 2012 
Anything to do with ships and spooks and I'm in. I'm a canuck from Vancouver, but will be visiting New England in June. I can't wait to check out Battleship Cove! BTW, your website is terrific! I'm glad I found it before my trip. You know your stuff, Mr. Duda!
Reply Jeanne Mendelsohn
4:05 PM on February 20, 2012 
Why didn't I know this place is practically in my own backyard? I think a visit with the kids is in order this Spring. They'll love it. Thanks.
Reply Ryan
12:49 AM on February 21, 2012 
Quite a colourful endorsement. I visit the States quite often on business. I will have to pay Battleship Cove a visit.
Reply john and marie
4:26 PM on February 21, 2012 
battleship cove is all that. we were disappointed w/the haunted battleship thing for halloween last year. it didn't matter because the admission goes to run the place, so we were cool with it. probably our favorite place when we have the time to spend. we'd recommend it to anyone.
Reply Harish
7:54 PM on February 22, 2012 
Battleship Cove next week-I'm psyched! Coming from Syracuse to visit some friends in Boston. If the weather's good, I'm there!
Reply Danny
9:00 PM on February 24, 2012 
Nice site and blog. I'll definitely make an effort to visit.
Reply Roxanne Holmes
9:33 AM on February 27, 2012 
Mr. Duda, I want to tell you how impressed I am with your site. The quality of writing is astounding. I can't quite put my finger on it, but you pull the reader in. Your perspective on the paranormal seems to be based in common sense, unlike much of what I've read on the web. Your site is already saved to my favorites! Thank you.
Reply Campbell
2:03 AM on November 5, 2012 
My 13 year old daughter and I visited the USS Massachusetts on 10/26/2012. When touring the vessel, in an empty passageway on the second deck, I was taking photo's of the machine shop and my daughter stepped into the next compartment where she looked into a blackened out porthole to an internal compartment. Not seeing anything she stepped back and went "Irrrr" coming to me shaking her hands like she had just touched goo. She said that she had seen someone standing in the passageway for a brief moment. I asked her what she saw and she described a transparent figure, a man in his 20's, looking down at a book that he was holding, wearing a uniform, blue jacket, blue hat with a white top, blue pants, black shoes. I asked her if she noticed any markings on the uniform. All she said was that he had ribbons on his coat (I assume they were service ribbons). The detail amazed me as she has not been exposed to the military and would never be able to describe a naval uniform. I am not a big believer in ghosts but we were all alone and you can't move around in a ship without being heard. She was definitely freaked, I feel that she did see something and that is why I am sharing this. Hope this is of interest to someone. The location was in the passageway just opposite the entrance to the engineering office.
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