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USS Nautilus (SS-168)


Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine


Naval Warfare / Ships

USS Nautilus SS-168 was a pre-World War 2 attack submarine design serving the USN - and surviving all of the war to be decommissioned in 1945.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 3/16/2020 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com


Specifications



Year:
1930
Status
Decommissioned, Out-of-Service
Complement
89 Personnel
Ship Class [ V-5 (Narwhal)-class ]
Ships-in-Class [ 2 ] Ship Names: USS Narwhal (SS-167); USS Nautilus (SS-168)
National flag of United States United States
- Blue Water Operations
- Fleet Support
- Hunter
- Direct-Attack
Length:
349 ft (106.38 m)
Width / Beam:
33.3 ft (10.15 m)
Height / Draught:
16.11 ft (4.91 m)
Displacement (Surface):
2,770 tons
Displacement (Submerged):
4,000 tons
ORIGINAL: 2 x BuEng/MAN Direct-Drive diesel engines developing 2,350 horsepower each; 2 x BuEng/MAN auxiliary diesel generators; 2 x Westinghouse electric motors generatinr 1,600 horsepower each; 2 x 120-cell Exide ULS37 battery packs.
Speed (Surface):
18 kts (20 mph)
Speed (Submerged):
8 kts (9.21 miles)
Range:
9,381 nm (10,795 miles; 17,373 km)
4 x 21" (533mm) torpedo tubes (bow-facing).
2 x 21" (533mm) torpedo tubes (stern-facing).
2 x 6" (152mm) /53 caliber Mark XII Mod.2 deck guns.

Up to 26 total torpedo reloads. Support for an additional twelve (mounted externally) add in 1941-1942.
None.

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