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USS Cuttlefish (SS-171)


Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine (1934)


Naval Warfare

Commissioned in June of 1934, USS Cuttlefish SS-171 survived all of World War 2 to be broken up and sold off for scrapping in 1947.



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Specifications



Service Year
1934

Origin
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United States

Complement
48
PERSONNEL


Class
V-8 (Cachalot)-class
Number-in-Class
2
VESSELS
Ships-in-Class


USS Cachalot (SS-170); USS Cuttlefish (SS-171)


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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
274.0 ft
83.52 m
Beam
24.8 ft
7.56 m
Draught
16.2 ft
4.94 m
Displacement
1,150
tons
Disp.Submerged
1,680
tons


Installed Power: 2 x BuEng / MAN direct-drive diesel engines developing 1,535 horsepower each; 1 x BuEng / MAN auxiliary diesel electrical generator developing 440 horsepower; 2 x Electro Dynamic electric motors generating 800 horsepower each; 2 x 120-cell Exide WLLH31 battery packs; 2 x Shafts.
Surface Speed
17.0 kts
(19.6 mph)
Submerged Speed
8.0 kts
(9.2 mph)
Range
6,000 nm
(6,905 mi | 11,113 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) torpedo tubes (four bow-facing; two stern-facing); 16 torpedo reloads.
1 x 3" (76mm) /50 caliber deck gun.


Supported Types


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None.


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