Balao Class Submarine – Attack Sub

Balao Class Submarine Specifications During World War 2, the Balao class of diesel-electric submarine used for attack missions.  There were 120 completed and were involved with a total of 10 patrols from July 1943 to August 1945.  The Balao Class Submarines were superior to the previous generation Gato class submarine, both of which were the … Read more

Tench-Class

Tench-Class Specifications Lead Boat: SS-417, U.S.S. Tench Length: 312′ Beam: 27′ Draft: 16′ 5″ (Surface trim) Displacement: 1,570 tons (surfaced); 2,414 tons (submerged) Speed: 20 knots (surfaced); 9 knots (submerged) Diving Depth: 400′ (test depth) Range: 11,000 miles Crew: 10 officers, 71 enlisted Deck Gun: 1 or 2-5″/25-calibre Anti-Aircraft Weapons: 2-40mm Light Weaponry: 2 to … Read more

Captain Henry G. Munson

Captain, born 1909, died 1975 Henry Glass Munson was born in Manila, Philippine Islands, on December 31, 1909, son of Mrs. Francis M. (Katherine Glass) Munson and the late Lieutenant F. M. Munson, Medical Corps, USN. He attended San Diego, California, High School, and after his enlistment in the U.S. Navy on June 28, 1927, … Read more