SS-171, U.S.S. Cuttlefish

Launched 21 November 1933 at the Electric Boat Company yard in Groton, CT, and sponsored by Mrs. B.S. Bullard, the SS-171 U.S.S Cuttlefish submarine was placed in commission on 8 June 1934 under the command of Lieutenant Commander C. W. Styer. Cuttlefish departed New London on on 15 May 1935 for San Diego, where she arrived on … Read more

SS-170, U.S.S. Cachalot

Cachalot was launched on 19 October 1933 as U.S.S. V-8 at Portsmouth Navy Yard. She was sponsored by Miss K.D. Kempff, and placed in commission on 1 December 1933 by Lieutenant Commander M. Comstock. Following shakedown, tests, and overhaul, Cachalot sailed for San Diego, joining the fleet there on 17 October 1934. Through 1937 she … Read more


Cachalot Class Specifications Lead Boat: SS-170, U.S.S. Cachalot Length: 274′ Beam: 24′ 1″ Draft: 13′ 10″ (Surface trim) Displacement: 1,100 tons (surfaced); 1,650 tons (submerged) Speed: 17 knots (surfaced); 8 knots (submerged) Diving Depth: 250′ (test depth) Range: 14,000 miles Crew: 6 officers, 39 enlisted Deck Gun: 1-3″/50-calibre Anti-Aircraft Weapons: Torpedoes: 4-21″ torpedo tubes (bow), … Read more