The history doesn't matter. Patriots Point is shedding USS Clamagore and it's now down to a battle between those who would sink her and those who would scrap her.
Rusting Clamagore sub at Patriots Point likely to become a marine reef
Clamagore will be gone soon, but mark my words, this isn't the last of these historic ships that we'll see go this way; she's but the first. Many other ex-military museum ships are neglected and on the verge of sinking today and virtually all of the museum ships nation-wide are in the red financially. Unless something is done to develop a preservation program for them, I predict that we'll see more of them sent downriver to a scrap yard or just taken out and sunk, and that will be a shame and a crime that future generations will rightly be able to hold this one responsible for.