×
Aviation & Aerospace - Airpower 2024 - Aircraft by Country - Aircraft Manufacturers Vehicles & Artillery - Armor 2024 - Armor by Country - Armor Manufacturers Infantry Small Arms - Warfighter 2024 - Small Arms by Country - Arms Manufacturers Warships & Submarines - Navies 2024 - Ships by Country - Shipbuilders U.S. Military Pay 2024 Military Ranks Special Forces by Country

USS Cuttlefish (SS-171)


Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine


United States | 1934



"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."



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 05/30/2017 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one sea-going vessel design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for USS Cuttlefish (SS-171).
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.
Propulsion
17.0 kts
19.6 mph
Surface Speed
8.0 kts
9.2 mph
Submerged Speed
6,000 nm
6,905 miles | 11,113 km
Range
Structure
The bow-to-stern, port-to-starboard physical qualities of USS Cuttlefish (SS-171).
48
Personnel
Complement
274.0 ft
83.52 meters
O/A Length
24.8 ft
7.56 meters
Beam
16.2 ft
4.94 meters
Draught
1,150
tons
Displacement
1,680
tons
Displacement (Submerged)
Armament
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of USS Cuttlefish (SS-171).
6 x 21" (533mm) torpedo tubes (four bow-facing; two stern-facing); 16 torpedo reloads.
1 x 3" (76mm) /50 caliber deck gun.
Ships-in-Class (2)
Notable series variants as part of the USS Cuttlefish (SS-171) family line as relating to the V-8 (Cachalot)-class group.
USS Cachalot (SS-170); USS Cuttlefish (SS-171)
Operators
Global operator(s) of the USS Cuttlefish (SS-171). 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...
USS Cuttlefish (SS-171) Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine appears in the following collections:
HOME
NAVAL WARFARE INDEX
WARSHIPS BY COUNTRY
SHIPBUILDERS
COMPARE WARSHIPS
SHIPS BY CONFLICT
SHIPS BY TYPE
SHIPS BY DECADE
WWII NAVAL WARFARE
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Cookies

2024 Military Pay Scale Military Ranks U.S. DoD Dictionary Conversion Calculators Military Alphabet Code Military Map Symbols US 5-Star Generals WW2 Weapons by Country

The "Military Factory" name and MilitaryFactory.com logo are registered ® U.S. trademarks protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. All written content, illustrations, and photography are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and not for reuse/reproduction in any form. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation. We do not sell any of the items showcased on this site. Please direct all other inquiries to militaryfactory AT gmail.com. No A.I. was used in the generation of this content.

Part of a network of sites that includes Global Firepower, WDMMA.org, WDMMW.org, and World War Next.


©2024 www.MilitaryFactory.com • All Rights Reserved • Content ©2003-2024 (21yrs)