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"B" submarines (VIPER (B1)) (1907)


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      Cuttlefish

Ships


No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
SS10 Viper, 11/1911- B1 129 Fore River, Quincy 9/1905 30/3/1907

10/1907

stricken 12/1921
SS11 Cuttlefish, 11/1911- B2 130 Fore River, Quincy 8/1905 1/9/1906 10/1907 stricken 12/1919
SS12 Tarantula, 11/1911- B3 131 Fore River, Quincy 9/1905 30/3/1907 12/1907 stricken 7/1921


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

145 / 173

Length, m

25.1

Breadth, m

3.80

Draught, m

3.20

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 Craig petrol engine / 1 electric motor

Power, h. p.

250 / 150

Max speed, kts

9 / 8

Fuel, t

petrol 5.5

Endurance, nm(kts)540 (9) / 12 (4)
Armament

2 - 450 TT (bow, 4)

Complement

10

Diving depth operational, m45


Standard scale images


<i>Viper</i> 1907
Viper 1907


Graphics


      <i>Cuttlefish</i>
      Cuttlefish


Ship project history


Electric Boat design, purchased under Act of April 1904 an commissioned in 1907.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


All were transferred to the Philippines in 1912 aboard the colliers Ajax and Hector, spending their remaining service time there.

Cuttlefish