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USS Lionfish (SS-298)


Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine


United States | 1944



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



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Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one sea-going vessel design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for USS Lionfish (SS-298).
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.
Propulsion
20.3 kts
23.3 mph
Surface Speed
8.8 kts
10.1 mph
Submerged Speed
10,999 nm
12,658 miles | 20,371 km
Range
Structure
The bow-to-stern, port-to-starboard physical qualities of USS Lionfish (SS-298).
81
Personnel
Complement
311.5 ft
94.95 meters
O/A Length
27.2 ft
8.29 meters
Beam
16.9 ft
5.15 meters
Draught
1,526
tons
Displacement
2,424
tons
Displacement (Submerged)
Armament
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of USS Lionfish (SS-298).
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.
Ships-in-Class (120)
Notable series variants as part of the USS Lionfish (SS-298) family line as relating to the Balao-class group.
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)
Operators
Global operator(s) of the USS Lionfish (SS-298). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national naval warfare listing.
National flag of the United States

[ United States ]
Mission Roles
Some designs are single-minded in their approach while others offer a more versatile solution to seaborne requirements.
BLUE WATER SERVICE
SUBMERGED ATTACK
MARITIME PATROL
FLEET SUPPORT
Recognition
Some designs stand the test of time while others are doomed to never advance beyond the drawing board; let history be their judge.
Going Further...
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