Ships

History on the high seas:

The Maritime Museum of San Diego features a world-class collection of historic vessels including sailing ships, steam-powered boats and submarines. You can board and explore our ships and, on some, even set sail. Explore below, then plan your visit online.

Sailing Ships

San Salvador
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San Salvador

The Maritime Museum of San Diego is building a full-sized, fully functional, and historically accurate replica...

Star of India
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Star of India

The Star of India is the world's oldest active sailing ship. She began her life on...

HMS Surprise
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HMS Surprise

The ship now known as HMS Surprise began life in 1970 as a replica of the...

Californian
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Californian

Californian was built from the ground up in 1984 at Spanish Landing in San Diego Bay....

Steam-Powered Boats

Steam Ferry Berkeley
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Steam Ferry Berkeley

The Berkeley is an 1898 steam ferryboat that operated for 60 years on San Francisco Bay....

Steam Yacht Medea
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Steam Yacht Medea

Named after a Greek mythological figure, the Medea has a past almost as colorful as her...

San Diego Vessels

SD Harbor Pilot Boat
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SD Harbor Pilot Boat

From her launching in 1914 to her removal from regular service in 1996, the Pilot enjoyed...

PCF 816 - Swift Boat
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PCF 816 - Swift Boat

The U.S. Navy officially called them Patrol Craft Fast - PCFs for short, but the men...

Submarines

B-39 Submarine
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B-39 Submarine

One of a fleet of diesel electric submarines the Soviet Navy called “Project 641,” B-39 was...

USS Dolphin Submarine
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USS Dolphin Submarine

The deepest diving submarine in the world, Dolphin is responsible for many "firsts", but is not...