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USS Salmon (SS-182)

Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine

Developed through a class of six boats, USS Salmon led the way while serving throughout all of World War 2.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 6/30/2017
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Year: 1938
Ships-in-Class: 6
Named Ships: USS Salmon (SS-182); USS Seal (SS-183); USS Skipjack (SS-184); USS Snapper (SS-185); USS Stingray (SS-186); USS Sturgeon (SS-187)
Complement: 59
Length: 308 ft (93.88 m)
Width: 26.1 ft (7.96 m)
Height: 15.7 ft (4.79 m)
Displacement (Surface): 1,460 tons
Displacement (Submerged): 2,225 tons
Propulsion: 4 x Hooven-Owens-Rentschler (HOR) 9-cylinder diesel engines; 2 x 120-cell batteries; 4 x Elliott electric motors; 2 x shafts.
Speed (Surface): 21 kts (24 mph)
Speed (Submerged): 9 kts (10 mph)
Range: 10,801 nm (12,430 miles; 20,004 km)
Operators: United States


8 x 21" (533mm) torpedo tubes (34 torpedo reloads)
1 x 76mm /50 caliber 3" deck gun
4 x 0.50 caliber Anti-Aircraft machine guns

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