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The New Jersey Naval Museum, located along the Hackensack River in Hackensack, New Jersey is dedicated to the heritage of the New Jersey Navy and naval history in general. One of the museum's highlight is the USS Ling (SS-297), a 312-foot (95 m) long Balao-class submarine of World War II. Situated along River Street, the museum is maintained and managed by the United State?s Submarine Memorial Association.

Guided tours of the Ling submarine are available to take visitors from stern to bow, exploring quarters, equipment, and weaponry. The weaponry of the submarine includes 24 torpedoes and one 4-inch deck gun (the submarine originally had two 5-inch deck guns) for engaging military targets that were too tiny to require the use of a torpedo.

Along with Ling, volunteers keep a German Seehund, a Japanese Kaiten IIs, a World War II Japanese suicide torpedo armament, a WWII German two-crew coastal defense submarine; and a Vietnamese War-era River Patrol Boat (RPB). The onshore museum structure keeps a number of unique and distinct items ranging from personal photographs and effects to a United States Navy SEALs delivery vehicle.

Since 1972, New Jersey Naval Museum has been paying a dollar annually to rent its riverside site, owned by the North Jersey Media Group. In January 2007, the museum was informed that the site was going to be sold for reconstruction within the year and that the submarine and the museum would need to be moved. Currently, efforts are being made to find an alternate site.

The Submarine Memorial Association is a non-profit institution that runs the New Jersey Naval Museum and the USS Ling as a permanent memorial to the men who served and died in the submarine fleet service.
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