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USS Wahoo (SS-518)
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Name: USS Wahoo
Namesake: The wahoo
Laid down: Never
Fate: Construction contract cancelled 29 August 1945
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-518), a Tench-class submarine. Her construction was authorized but the contract for her construction was cancelled on 29 August 1944. The name Wahoo was reassigned to SS-516, which had already been laid down.

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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