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USS Torsk SS-423 - submarine

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