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USS Wahoo (SS-238)


Attack Submarine (1942)


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The Gato-class USS Wahoo SS-238 attack submarine became a casualty of World War 2, sunk by the Japanese on October 11th, 1943.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 08/17/2016 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

Specifications



Service Year
1942

Origin
United States national flag graphic
United States

Complement
60
PERSONNEL


Class
Gato-class
Number-in-Class
77
VESSELS
Ships-in-Class


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)


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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
311.8 ft
95.04 m
Beam
27.2 ft
8.29 m
Draught
17.0 ft
5.18 m
Displacement
1,525
tons
Disp.Submerged
2,425
tons


Installed Power: 4 x Fairbanks-Morse Model 38D8-1/8 10-cylinder diesel engines with electrical generators and 4 x General Electric motors with 2 x 126-cell Sargo batteries developing 5,400 horsepower to 2 x shafts
Surface Speed
21.0 kts
(24.2 mph)
Submerged Speed
9.0 kts
(10.4 mph)
Range
11,297 nm
(13,000 mi | 20,921 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
6 x 21" (533mm) bow-facing torpedo tubes
4 x 21" (533mm) stern-facing torpedo tubes
24 x Torpedo reloads
1 x 3" (76mm) /50 caliber deck gun
1 x 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft cannon
1 x 20mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft gun


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