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SpiderX22
08-19-2007, 12:21 AM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile20717/USS-Torsk-SS-423---submarine.htm>USS Torsk SS-423 - submarine</a></b><br><br>http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/8987/usstorskvp7.jpg<br />
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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. <br />
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Laid down: 7 June 1944 <br />
Launched: 6 September 1944 <br />
Commissioned: 16 December 1944 <br />
Decommissioned: 4 March 1968 <br />
Fate: museum ship <br />
Stricken: 15 December 1971 <br />
General Characteristics <br />
Displacement: 1570 tons surfaced, 2416 tons submerged <br />
Length: 311 feet 8 inches <br />
Beam: 27 feet 3 inches <br />
Draft: 15 feet 5 inches <br />
Propulsion: <br />
Speed: 20.25 knots surfaced, 8.75 knots submerged <br />
Complement: 81 officers and men <br />
Armament: one five-inch gun, one 40mm cannon, one 20mm cannon, two .50-caliber machineguns, ten 21-inch torpedo tubes<br><br><img src=http://www.gearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/421745uss.jpg>