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USS Lionfish (SS-298) Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine (United States)


The USS Lionfish survived World War 2 to become a museum ship at Battleship Cove, Massachusetts.

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USS Lionfish (SS-298)



Service Year: 1944
Type: Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine
National Origin: United States
Ship Class: Balao-class
Number-in-Class: 120


Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)



Complement (Crew): 81
Length: 311.5 feet (94.95 meters)
Beam (Width): 27.2 feet (8.29 meters)
Draught (Height): 16.9 feet (5.15 meters)

Surface Displacement: 1,526 tons
Submerged Displacement: 2,424 tons

Installed Power and Base Performance



Engine(s): 4 x Fairbanks-Morse Model 38D8-1.5, 9-cylinder oppose diesel piston engines delivering 5,400 shaft horsepower supplying electrical generators; 2 x 126-cell Sargo batteries; 4 x General Electric high-speed reducation gear motors; 2 x propellers.

Surface Speed: 20.25 knots (23 mph)
Submerged Speed: 8.75 knots (10 mph)
Operational Range: 10,999 nautical miles (12,658 miles, 20,371 km)

Armament / Air Wing



10 x 21-inch (533mm) torpedo tubes (6 forward, 4 aft), 24 x torpedoes.
1 x 5-inch (127mm)/25 caliber deck gun
1 x 40mm Bofors cannon dual-purpose cannon
1 x 20mm Oerlikon cannon anti-aircraft cannon

Aircraft: None.

Global Operators



United States

Ships-in-Class / Group (120)



Balao (SS-285); Billfish (SS-286); Bowfin (SS-287); Cabrilla (SS-288); Capelin (SS-289); Cisco (SS-290); Crevalle (SS-291); Devilfish (SS-292); Dragonet (SS-293); Escolar (SS-294); Hackleback (SS-295); Lancetfish (SS-296); Ling (SS-297); Lionfish (SS-298); Manta (SS-299); Moray (SS-300); Roncador (SS-301); Sabalo (SS-302); Sablefish (SS-303); Seahorse (SS-304); Skate (SS-305); Tang (SS-306); Tilefish (SS-307); Apogon (SS-308); Aspro (SS-309); Batfish (SS-310); Archer-Fish (SS-311); Burrfish (SS-312); Perch (SS-313); Shark (SS-314); Sealion (SS-315); Barbel (SS-316); Barbero (SS-317); Baya (SS-318); Becuna (SS-319); Bergall (SS-320); Besugo (SS-321); Blackfin (SS-321); Caiman (SS-322); Blenny (SS-323); Blower (SS-324); Blueback (SS-325); Boarfish (SS-326); Charr (SS-327); Chub (SS-328); Brill (SS-329); Bugara (SS-330); Bullhead (SS-331); Bumper (SS-332); Cabezon (SS-333); Dentuda (SS-334); Capitaine (SS-335); Carbonero (SS-336); Carp (SS-337); Catfish (SS-338); Entemedor (SS-339); Chivo (SS-340); Chopper (SS-341); Clamagore (SS-342); Cobbler (SS-343); Cochino (SS-344); Corporal (SS-345); Cubera (SS-346); Cusk (SS-347); Diodon (SS-348); Dogfish (SS-349); Greenfish (SS-350); Halfbeak (SS-352); Hardhead (SS-365); Hawkbill (SS-366); Icefish (SS-367); Jallao (SS-368); Kete (SS-369); Kraken (SS-370); Lagarto (SS-371); Lamprey (SS-372); Lizardfish (SS-373); Loggerhead (SS-374); Macabi (SS-375); Mapiro (SS-376); Menhaden (SS-377); Mero (SS-378); Sand Lance (SS-381); Picuda (SS-382); Pampanito (SS-383); Parche (SS-384); Bang (SS-385); Pilotfish (SS-386); Pintado (SS-387); Pipefish (SS-388); Piranha (SS-389); Plaice (SS-390); Pomfret (SS-391); Sterlet (SS-392); Queenfish (SS-393); Razorback (SS-394); Redfish (SS-395); Ronquil (SS-396); Scabbardfish (SS-397); Segundo (SS-398); Sea Cat (SS-399); Sea Devil (SS-400); Sea Dog (SS-401); Sea Fox (SS-402); Atule (SS-403); Spikefish (SS-404); Sea Owl (SS-405); Sea Poacher (SS-406); Sea Robin (SS-407); Sennet (SS-408); Piper (SS-409); Threadfin (SS-410); Spadefish (SS-411); Trepang (SS-412); Spot (SS-413); Springer (SS-414); Stickleback (SS-415); Tiru (SS-416); Trumpetfish (SS-425); Tusk (SS-426) CANCELLED VESSELS: Dugong (SS-353); Eel (SS-354); Espada (SS-355); Jawfish (SS-356); Ono (SS-357); Garlopa (SS-358); Garrupa (SS-359); Goldring (SS-360); Needlefish (SS-379); Nerka (SS-380); Turbot (SS-427); Ulua (SS-428); Unicorn (SS-429); Vendace (SS-430); Walrus (SS-431); Whitefish (SS-432); Whiting (SS-433); Wolffish (SS-434)