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 …

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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), …

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