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USS Nautilus (SS-168)


Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine


United States | 1930



"USS Nautilus SS-168 was a pre-World War 2 attack submarine design serving the USN - and surviving all of the war to be decommissioned in 1945."



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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 Nautilus (SS-168).
ORIGINAL: 2 x BuEng/MAN Direct-Drive diesel engines developing 2,350 horsepower each; 2 x BuEng/MAN auxiliary diesel generators; 2 x Westinghouse electric motors generatinr 1,600 horsepower each; 2 x 120-cell Exide ULS37 battery packs.
Propulsion
17.5 kts
20.1 mph
Surface Speed
8.0 kts
9.2 mph
Submerged Speed
9,381 nm
10,795 miles | 17,373 km
Range
Structure
The bow-to-stern, port-to-starboard physical qualities of USS Nautilus (SS-168).
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Personnel
Complement
349.0 ft
106.38 meters
O/A Length
33.3 ft
10.15 meters
Beam
16.1 ft
4.91 meters
Draught
2,770
tons
Displacement
4,000
tons
Displacement (Submerged)
Armament
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of USS Nautilus (SS-168).
4 x 21" (533mm) torpedo tubes (bow-facing).
2 x 21" (533mm) torpedo tubes (stern-facing).
2 x 6" (152mm) /53 caliber Mark XII Mod.2 deck guns.

Up to 26 total torpedo reloads. Support for an additional twelve (mounted externally) add in 1941-1942.
Ships-in-Class (2)
Notable series variants as part of the USS Nautilus (SS-168) family line as relating to the V-5 (Narwhal)-class group.
USS Narwhal (SS-167); USS Nautilus (SS-168)
Operators
Global operator(s) of the USS Nautilus (SS-168). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national naval warfare listing.
National flag of the United States

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