Becuna’s 75th Birthday Bash

Thank you for joining us to celebrate Submarine Becuna's 75th birthday! Look out for Cruiser Olympia's 125th birthday celebration in 2020.

Dust off your party hats and noisemakers, it’s time to celebrate Submarine Becuna’s 75th birthday all Memorial Day Weekend long!

Help Independence Seaport Museum make sure “Becky” has the best birthday yet by visiting the Museum to sign a birthday card, have some birthday cake (what’s a birthday party without cake?), and much more!

Highlights include:

Special Becuna Birthday Bargains

  • $7.50 entry for Extended Historic Ships (last boarding at 6:15 p.m.), Thursday, May 23 – Sunday, May 26
  • $7.50 entry to Admiral’s Tavern*, Friday, May 24 – Saturday, May 25 (*21+ over)
  • $7.50 paddling in Paddle Penn’s Landing, Friday May 24 – Monday, May 27

Activities

  • Sign a birthday card for “Becky” in the crew’s mess aboard the submarine.
  • Becuna-themed Seafarin’ Saturday from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 25
  • Artifact table
  • Birthday cake on Saturday, May 25
  • Docent tours of Becuna from 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 with United States Submarine Veterans, Inc.

In addition to deals and activities, please join ISM on Saturday, May 25 at 10:30 a.m. for a special ceremony to honor Submarine Becuna. Speakers include Capt. Patrick Finney, NR Commander, Joint Enabling Capabilities Command, as well as local individuals who have special stories and connections to the submarine. During the ceremony, we will also be unveiling Becuna’s brass and wood name boards as well as celebrating her service with gun salutes from Cruiser Olympia and the Battleship New Jersey.

Special thanks to our partners and sponsors for helping us create a memorable weekend:

Chapel of Four Chaplains
United States Navy
U.S. Submarine Veterans, Inc (Philadelphia Base and Keystone Base)
WWII Submarine Veterans, Delaware Valley Chapter
Community College of Philadelphia

Make sure to share your photos and experiences with us all weekend using #Becuna75