Characteristics

Name: USS Sailfish

Namesake: Sailfish

Ordered: 10 March 1951

Builder: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine

Laid down: 8 December 1953

Launched: 8 September 1955

Commissioned: 14 April 1956, as SSR-572

Designation: SSR-572 (Radar Picket)

Decommissioned: 29 September 1978

Reclassified: SS-572 (Attack submarine), 3 February 1961

Struck: 30 September 1978

Fate: Sunk as target, May 2007

 

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Class and type: Sailfish-class submarine

Displacement:
2,030 long tons (2,063 t) light
2,334 long tons (2,371 t) surfaced
3,168 long tons (3,219 t) submerged

Length: 350 ft 6 in (110 m)

Beam: 29 ft 1 in (8.86 m)

Draft: 16 ft 4 in (5 m)

Propulsion: Diesel-electric, 4- Fairbanks Morse 38ND 8-1/8, 2 Main Motors, 2 screws

Speed:
20.5 knots (38.0 km/h; 23.6 mph) surfaced
15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph) submerged

Complement: 95 officers and men

Armament: 6 × 21 inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes

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