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USS Torsk SS-423 - submarine

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Date Posted:September 1st, 2006
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Torsk is one of two surviving Tench class Fleet Submarines in the United States. USS Torsk (SS-423) was built at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The submarine was launched on 6 September 1944, sponsored by Mrs. Allen B. Reed. Torsk was placed in commission on 16 December 1944 with Commander Bafford E. Lewellen, U.S. Navy, as her first commanding officer.

Laid down: 7 June 1944
Launched: 6 September 1944
Commissioned: 16 December 1944
Decommissioned: 4 March 1968
Fate: museum ship
Stricken: 15 December 1971
General Characteristics
Displacement: 1570 tons surfaced, 2416 tons submerged
Length: 311 feet 8 inches
Beam: 27 feet 3 inches
Draft: 15 feet 5 inches
Speed: 20.25 knots surfaced, 8.75 knots submerged
Complement: 81 officers and men
Armament: one five-inch gun, one 40mm cannon, one 20mm cannon, two .50-caliber machineguns, ten 21-inch torpedo tubes

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