The USS Pampanito (SS-383) is a United States Navy Balao-class submarine that served during World War II. The name “Pampanito” refers to a type of jack mackerel fish found in the Pacific Ocean. The submarine was commissioned on November 6, 1943, and played a significant role in the Pacific Theater of World War IIToday, the USS Pampanito is preserved as a museum ship and is part of the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association. It is located at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, California. Visitors can explore the submarine and learn about its history, the experiences of its crew, and the role it played in World War II. The Pampanito provides a unique opportunity to gain insights into submarine warfare during that era and to pay tribute to the sailors who served on it.