USS Requin Steel Beach Picnic

Date(s) - 07/29/2023
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Carnegie Science Center


Join Carnegie Science Center for the first USS Requin Steel Beach Picnic.

Commissioned on April 28, 1945 as a Standard Fleet Submarine, Requin made its first journey to Hawaii to join the Pacific Fleet at Balboa. State-of-the-art and battle ready when it set out just days before the end of World War II, Requin holds the distinction of being the Navy’s first Radar Picket submarine.

This event was inspired by the reality that life on a submarine is often a long, dull affair. One of the ways submariners break up the boredom is with a Steel Beach Picnic. After 45 days at sea, the captain officially declares a day of fun in the sun! The cooks hoist a grill to the deck, and everyone heads topside for a rare day of fresh air, relaxation, swimming, and fishing.

Guests will enjoy a delicious barbecue on the terrace with a cash bar. Then, tour the submarine, play traditional outdoor games on deck, and soak up the stunning Pittsburgh skyline. Proceeds benefit the center.



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