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USS Lionfish (SS-298)


Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine (1944)


Naval Warfare

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



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 04/20/2021 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

Specifications



Service Year
1944

Origin
United States national flag graphic
United States

Complement
81
PERSONNEL


Class
Balao-class
Number-in-Class
120
VESSELS
Ships-in-Class


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)


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(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Submerged Attack
Traveling under the surface to search, track, and / or engage or reconnoiter areas.
Maritime Patrol
Active patroling of vital waterways and maritime areas; can also serve as local deterrence against airborne and seaborne threats.
Fleet Support
Serving in support (either firepower or material) of the main surface fleet in Blue Water environments.


Length
311.5 ft
94.95 m
Beam
27.2 ft
8.29 m
Draught
16.9 ft
5.15 m
Displacement
1,526
tons
Disp.Submerged
2,424
tons


Installed Power: 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
20.3 kts
(23.3 mph)
Submerged Speed
8.8 kts
(10.1 mph)
Range
10,999 nm
(12,658 mi | 20,371 km)


kts = knots | mph = miles-per-hour | nm = nautical miles | mi = miles | km = kilometers

1 kts = 1.15 mph | 1 nm = 1.15 mi | 1 nm = 1.85 km
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 Anti-Aircraft (AA) automatic cannon.
1 x 20mm Oerlikon (AA) automatic cannon.


Supported Types


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