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USS Nautilus (SS-168)


Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine (1930)


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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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Specifications



Service Year
1930

Origin
United States national flag graphic
United States

Status
DECOMMISSIONED
Destroyed, Scrapped.
Complement
89
PERSONNEL


Class
V-5 (Narwhal)-class
Number-in-Class
2
VESSELS
Ships-in-Class


USS Narwhal (SS-167); USS Nautilus (SS-168)


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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
349.0 ft
106.38 m
Beam
33.3 ft
10.15 m
Draught
16.1 ft
4.91 m
Displacement
2,770
tons
Disp.Submerged
4,000
tons


Installed Power: 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.
Surface Speed
17.5 kts
(20.1 mph)
Submerged Speed
8.0 kts
(9.2 mph)
Range
9,381 nm
(10,795 mi | 17,373 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
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.


Supported Types


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Graphical image of an aircraft aerial torpedo


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None.


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