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USS Wahoo (SS-516)
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Name: USS Wahoo
Namesake: The wahoo
Builder: Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California
Laid down: 15 May 1944
Launched: Never
Fate: Construction contract cancelled 7 January 1946
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 Wahoo (SS-516), a Tench-class submarine. Her construction by the Mare Island Navy Yard in Vallejo, California, was authorized and her keel was laid down on 15 May 1944, but the contract for her construction was canceled on 7 January 1946.

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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