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USS Cuttlefish (SS-171)


Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine


Commissioned in June of 1934, USS Cuttlefish SS-171 survived all of World War 2 to be broken up and sold off for scrapping in 1947.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 5/30/2017






Specifications



Year:
1934
Ship Class [ V-8 (Cachalot)-class ]
Ships-in-Class [ 2 ] :
USS Cachalot (SS-170); USS Cuttlefish (SS-171)
National flag of United States United States
- Blue Water Operations
- Fleet Support
- Hunter
- Direct-Attack
Length:
274 ft (83.52 m)
Width / Beam:
24.8 ft (7.56 m)
Height / Draught:
16.2 ft (4.94 m)
Displacement (Surface):
1,150 tons
Displacement (Submerged):
1,680 tons
2 x BuEng / MAN direct-drive diesel engines developing 1,535 horsepower each; 1 x BuEng / MAN auxiliary diesel electrical generator developing 440 horsepower; 2 x Electro Dynamic electric motors generating 800 horsepower each; 2 x 120-cell Exide WLLH31 battery packs; 2 x Shafts.
Speed (Surface):
17 kts (20 mph)
Speed (Submerged):
8 kts (9.21 miles)
Range:
6,000 nm (6,905 miles; 11,113 km)
6 x 21" (533mm) torpedo tubes (four bow-facing; two stern-facing); 16 torpedo reloads.
1 x 3" (76mm) /50 caliber deck gun.
None.

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