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National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum – Virtual Tour

National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum - Virtual Tour

National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum – Virtual Tour

The National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum houses exhibits focused on the role of Navy Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT) and the Sea, Air, Land (SEAL) teams. 

The museum’s collection includes several rare artifacts dating from the founding of the SEALs through the Underwater Demolition Teams in WWII, to the present-day activities of U.S. Navy SEAL.

The museum’s facility opened in 1985 and was recognized as a National Museum by an act of Congress in 2008. The UDT-SEAL Memorial is the only memorial dedicated exclusively to the United States Navy SEALs and their predecessors.

The Memorial consists of a 9-foot-tall, bronze sculpture of a modern Navy SEAL.

The names of all UDT members, the “Frogmen” of World War II, and the modern Navy SEAL who have died in the service are carved into black, granite panels on the walls surrounding the sculpture and its reflecting pool.

National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum - Virtual Tour

The life raft from the container ship that Capt. Richard Phillips was held captive in by Somali pirates

Highlights of the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum

  • World War II-era obstacles used for demolition training before the Normandy “D-Day” landings
  • Artifacts, equipment, and weapons from World War II through to current engagements in Afghanistan
  • LCPL “the Shark Tooth Boat” used by the UDT in the Pacific Ocean theater of World War II and during the Korean War
  • Patrol Boat River (PBR), used during the Vietnam era – shallow draft and jet drive enabled insertion and extraction in the rivers and canals
  • Apollo spacecraft training devices used by the UDT “frogmen” recovery Teams during the Apollo, Gemini, and Mercury space missions
  • Mark V Special Operations Craft (SOC) operated by Special Boat Teams and used as an insertion and extraction platform for Navy SEALs
  • SEAL Delivery Vehicles which are mini-subs that flood inside used for clandestinely enter into enemy harbors
  • SEAL vehicles from operations in Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Iraq
  • The Alabama Maersk lifeboat aboard which Somali pirates held Captain Richard Phillips hostage

National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum - Virtual Tour

A Mark 8 SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) – National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum

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National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum

National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum

National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum

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“The only easy day was yesterday.”
– Navy SEAL Saying

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Photo Credit: Ebyabe / CC BY-SA (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0); Navy SEALs / Public domain; U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Clark / Public domain

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