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USS Whiting (SS-433)
Career (United States)
Name: USS Whiting
Namesake: The Merlangius merlangus or "whiting"
Builder: Cramp Shipbuilding Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (proposed)
Laid down: Never
Fate: Construction contract cancelled 29 July 1944
General characteristics
Class & type: Balao class diesel-electric submarine[1]
Displacement: 1,526 long tons (1,550 t) surfaced,[1] 2,414 long tons (2,453 t) submerged[1]
Length: 311 ft 9 in (95.02 m)[1]
Beam: 27 ft 3 in (8.31 m)[1]
Draft: 16 ft 10 in (5.13 m) maximum[1]
Propulsion:
  • 4 × General Motors Model 16-248 V16 diesel engines driving electrical generators[2][3]
  • 2 × 126-cell Sargo batteries[4]
  • 4 × high-speed General Electric electric motors with reduction gears[2]
  • two propellers [2]
  • 5,400 shp (4.0 MW) surfaced[2]
  • 2,740 shp (2.0 MW) submerged[2]
Speed: 20.25 kn (37.50 km/h) surfaced,[5] 8.75 kn (16.21 km/h) submerged[5]
Range: 11,000 nmi (20,000 km) surfaced @ 10 kn (19 km/h)[5]
Endurance: 48 hours @ 2 kn (3.7 km/h) submerged,[5] 75 days on patrol
Test depth: 400 ft (120 m)[5]
Complement: 10 officers, 70–71 enlisted[5]
Armament:

USS Whiting (SS-433), a proposed World War II Balao-class submarine, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for the Merlangius merlangus or "whiting", a small European food fish. Her construction by the Cramp Shipbuilding Company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was authorized but the contract for her construction was cancelled on 29 July 1944.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Register
  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. 275–280. ISBN 978-0-313-26202-9. 
  3. U.S. Submarines Through 1945 p. 261
  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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