The USS Pampanito (SS-383) is a World War II Balao class Fleet submarine museum and memorial. Pampanito made six patrols in the Pacific during WWII, sinking six Imperial Japanese ships and damaging four others. Operated by the Maritime Park Association, Pampanito hosts over 100,000 visitors a year and is one of the most popular historic vessels in the country. Pampanito is currently being restored to her former glory. She first debuted in summer 1945 as a symbol of WWII submarine development. The Maritime Park Association scoured the country for missing equipment and spare parts, succeeding in replacing almost all the missing items and restoring the submarine to its former operational glory.