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USS Tiburon (SS-529)
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Name: USS Tiburon
Namesake: The tiburon, a shark
Builder: Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts (proposed)
Laid down: Never
Fate: Construction contract cancelled 29 July 1944
General characteristics
Class & type: Tench-class diesel-electric submarine [1]
Displacement: 1,570 long tons (1,595 tonne) surfaced [1]
2,416 tons (2,455 t) submerged [1]
Length: 311 ft 8 in (95.00 m) [1]
Beam: 27 ft 4 in (8.33 m) [1]
Draft: 17 ft 0 in (5.18 m) maximum [1]
Propulsion:
  • 4 × Fairbanks-Morse Model 38D8-⅛ 10-cylinder opposed piston diesel engines driving electrical generators[2][3]
  • 2 × 126-cell Sargo batteries[4]
  • 2 × low-speed direct-drive General Electric electric motors[2]
  • two propellers [2]
  • 5,400 shp (4.0 MW) surfaced[2]
  • 2,740 shp (2.0 MW) submerged[2]
Speed: 20.25 knots (38 km/h) surfaced [5]
8.75 knots (16 km/h) submerged [5]
Range: 11,000 nautical miles (20,000 km) surfaced at 10 knots (19 km/h) [5]
Endurance: 48 hours at 2 knots (3.7 km/h) submerged [5]
75 days on patrol
Test depth: 400 ft (120 m) [5]
Complement: 10 officers, 71 enlisted [5]
Armament:

USS Tiburon (SS-529), a cancelled Tench-class submarine, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for the tiburon, a large voracious shark found in the Caribbean Sea and along both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of Central America. Her construction by the Boston Navy Yard at Boston, Massachusetts, was authorized on 19 July 1940, but was cancelled on 29 July 1944.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Bauer, K. Jack; Roberts, Stephen S. (1991). Register of Ships of the U.S. Navy, 1775-1990: Major Combatants. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. pp. 280–282. ISBN 0-313-26202-0. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Bauer, K. Jack; Roberts, Stephen S. (1991). Register of Ships of the U.S. Navy, 1775–1990: Major Combatants. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. pp. 275–282. ISBN 978-0-313-26202-9. 
  3. U.S. Submarines Through 1945 pp. 261–263
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 U.S. Submarines Through 1945 pp. 305–311
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 U.S. Submarines Through 1945 pp. 305-311
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