B-Class Specifications

Lead Boat: SS-163, U.S.S. Barracuda
Length: 341′
Beam: 27′
Draft: 14′ 7″ (Surface trim)
Displacement: 2,119 tons (surfaced); 2,506 tons (submerged)
Speed: 18 knots (surfaced); 11 knots (submerged)
Diving Depth: 200′ (test depth)
Range: 10,000 miles
Crew: 7 officers, 11 CPO, 65 enlisted
Deck Gun: 1-5″/51-calibre
Anti-Aircraft Weapons:
Torpedoes: 4-21″ torpedo tubes (bow); 2-21″ torpedo tubes (stern)
Engines: 2-diesel, direct drive; 2-diesel generator
Motors: 2-1,1200 hp

 

Hull NumberNameCommission DateFateClass
SS-163Barracuda1925Scrapped 1945B-Class
SS-164Bass1925Sunk as target 1945B-Class
SS-165Bonita1927Scrapped 1945B-Class