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UNITED STATES NAVY (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)

SUBMARINES

TAMBOR submarines (1940-1941)

Tuna 1943

No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
SS198 Tambor 35 Electric Boat, Groton 1/1939 20/12/1939 6/1940 stricken 9/1959
SS199 Tautog 36 Electric Boat, Groton 3/1939 27/1/1940 7/1940 stricken 9/1959
SS200 Thresher 37 Electric Boat, Groton 4/1939 27/3/1940 8/1940 stricken 12/1947
SS201 Triton   Portsmouth N Yd 7/1939 25/3/1940 8/1940 sunk 15/3/1943
SS202 Trout   Portsmouth N Yd 8/1939 21/5/1940 11/1940 sunk 29/2/1944
SS203 Tuna   Mare Island N Yd, Vallejo 7/1939 2/10/1940 1/1941 sunk as target 24/9/1948
SS206 Gar 39 Electric Boat, Groton 12/1939 7/11/1940 4/1941 stricken 5/1959
SS207 Grampus 40 Electric Boat, Groton 2/1940 23/12/1940 5/1941 sunk 5/3/1943
SS208 Grayback 41 Electric Boat, Groton 4/1940 31/1/1941 6/1941 sunk 26/2/1944
SS209 Grayling   Portsmouth N Yd 12/1939 4/9/1940 3/1941 sunk 9/9/1943
SS210 Grenadier   Portsmouth N Yd 4/1940 29/11/1940 5/1941 sunk 22/4/1943
SS211 Gudgeon   Mare Island N Yd, Vallejo 11/1939 25/1/1941 4/1941 sunk 18/4/1944

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

1475 / 2370

Length, m

92.2 wl 93.6 oa

Breadth, m

8.31

Draught, m

4.57

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4 General Electric diesels / 4 electric motors

Power, h. p.

5400 / 2740

Max speed, kts

20 / 8.75

Fuel, t

diesel oil 374 - 385

Endurance, nm (kts) 10000 (10) / 60 (5)

Armament

SS198 - 200, 203, 206, 209: 1 x 1 - 127/51 Mk 9, 2 x 1 - 12.7/90, 10 - 533 TT (24 torpedoes or 4 torpedoes and 40 mines, 6 bow, 4 stern)

SS201, 202, 207, 208, 210, 211: 1 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 21, 2 x 1 - 12.7/90, 10 - 533 TT (24 torpedoes or 4 torpedoes and 40 mines, 6 bow, 4 stern)

Sensors

QCG, JK sonars

Complement

60

Diving depth operational, m

75 (designed), 90 (possible)

   

Ship project history: class design was developed on the basis of Salmon and Sargo classes with increased to 10 TT number and strengthened pressure hull. In remaining they were close to prototype. Double-hulled, operational diving depth was 90 m ( designed destruction depth was 150m). Diesels were directly connected with propeller shafts.

They were built under FY1939 (SS198-203) and FY1940 programs (SS206-211).

Modernizations: 1942 - 1943, all survived: CT was rebuilt; - 1 x 1 - 76/50 or 1 x 1 - 127/51, 2 x 1 - 12.7/90; + 1 x 1 - 102/50 Mk 9 or 1 x 1 - 127/25 Mk 17, (1 x 1 - 40/56 Mk 1/2, 1 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4) or 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4, SD, SJ radars

1/1946, SS198-200, 203, 206: 10 - 533 TT (6 bow, 4 stern, 24), 1 x 1 - 102/50 Mk 12 or 1 x 1 - 127/25 Mk 40, (1 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 1 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10) or 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, SD, SJ radars, QCG sonar

Naval service: Grampus was lost by unknown cause in February-March, 1943, most likely, sunk 5/3/1943 off New Anglia by Japanese destroyers Minegumo and Murasame. Triton 15/3/1943 was sunk N off Admiralty Islands by Japanese destroyers. Grenadier 21/4/1943 was badly damaged by Japanese aircraft in Malacca strait by Japanese aircraft and 22/4/1943 was scuttled by own crew at Penang. Grayling was lost by unknown cause in August-September, 1943, possibly, sunk by Japanese passenger vessel Hokusu Maru 9/9/1943 off Luzon. Trout 29/2/1944 was sunk SE off Okinawa by Japanese destroyers Asashimo, Kisninami and Okinami. Grayback was lost in February-March, 1944, possibly, sunk 26/2/1944 in the East China Sea by Japanese torpedo bomber B5N. Gudgeon in April-May, 1944 was lost by unknown cause near Mariana Islands, probably by Japanese aircraft.

Tautog 1940

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