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USS Growler (SS-215)

Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine

USS Growler (SS-215)

Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine

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SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
HISTORY
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USS Growler, an early-World War 2 veteran, met her end off the Philippine coast on November 8th, 1944.
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ORIGIN: United States
YEAR: 1942
SHIP CLASS: Gato-class
SHIPS-IN-CLASS (77): USS Gato (SS-212); USS Greening (SS-213); USS Grouper (SS-214); USS Growler (SS-215); USS Grunion (SS-216); USS Guardfish (SS-217); USS Albacore (SS-218); USS Amberjack (SS-219); USS Barb (SS-220); USS Blackfish (SS-221); USS Bluefish (SS-222); USS Bonefish (SS-223); USS Cod (SS-224); USS Cero (SS-225); USS Corvina (SS-226); USS Darter (SS-227); USS Drum (SS-228); USS Flying Fish (SS-229); USS Finback (SS-230); USS Haddock (SS-231); USS Halibut (SS-232); USS Herring (SS-233); USS Kingfish (SS-234); USS Shad (SS-235); USS Silversides (SS-236); USS Trigger (SS-237); USS Wahoo (SS-238); USS Whale (SS-239); USS Angler (SS-240); USS Bashaw (SS-241); USS Bluegill (SS-242); USS Bream (SS-243); USS Cavalia (SS-244); USS Cobia (SS-245); USS Croaker (SS-246); USS Dace (SS-247); USS Dorado (SS-248); USS Flasher (SS-249); USS Flier (SS-250); USS Flounder (SS-251); USS Gabilan (SS-252); USS Gunnel (SS-253); USS Gurnard (SS-254); USS Haddo (SS-255); USS Hake (SS-256); USS Harder (SS-257); USS Hoe (SS-258); USS Jack (SS-259); USS Lapon (SS-260); Mingo (SS-261); USS Muskallunge (SS-262); USS Paddle (SS-263); USS Pargo (SS-264); USS Peto (SS-265); USS Pogy (SS-266); USS Pompon (SS-267); USS Puffer (SS-268); USS Rasher (SS-269); USS Raton (SS-270); USS Ray (SS-271); USS Redfin (SS-272); USS Robalo (SS-273); USS Rock (SS-274); USS Runner (SS-275); USS Sawfish (SS-276); USS Scamp (SS-277); USS Scorpion (SS-278); USS Snook (SS-279); USS Steelhead (SS-280); USS Sunfish (SS-281); USS Tunny (SS-282); USS Tinosa (SS-283); USS Tullibee (SS-284); USS Golet (SS-361); USS Guavina (SS-362); USS Guitarro (SS-363); USS Hammerhead (SS-364)
OPERATORS: United States (retired)
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the base USS Growler (SS-215) design. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 60
LENGTH: 311.8 feet (95.04 meters)
BEAM: 27.2 feet (8.29 meters)
DRAUGHT: 17 feet (5.18 meters)
DISPLACEMENT (SURFACE): 1,550 tons
DISPLACEMENT (SUBMERGED): 2,465 tons
PROPULSION: 4 x General Motors Model 16-248 V16 diesel engines with electric generators; 2 x 126-cell Sargo battery pack; 4 x General Electric electric motors; 2 x Shafts.
SPEED (SURFACE): 21 knots (24 miles-per-hour)
SPEED (SUBMERGED): 9 miles-per-hour (10 miles-per-hour)
RANGE: 11,510 nautical miles (13,245 miles; 21,316 kilometers)
ARMAMENT



10 x 21" (533mm) torpedo tubes (six bow-facing; four stern-facing); 24 torpedo reloads.
1 x 3" (76mm) /50 caliber deck gun
1 x 40mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft (AA) gun
1 x 20mm Oerlikon AA gun
AIR WING



None.




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