SS-206, U.S.S. Gar

Launched 7 November 1940 at the Electic Boat Company yard at Groton, CT, SS-206 Gar submarine was placed in commission at New London on 14 April 1941. Her first commanding officer was Lieutenant Donald McGregor, who would remain with her through the end of her fourth war patrol. Following a shakedown cruise in New England waters, Gar …

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Gar Class Specifications Lead Boat: SS-206, U.S.S. Gar Length: 307′ 2″ Beam: 27′ 7-1/2″ Draft: 14′ 3″ (Surface trim) Displacement: 1,475 tons (surfaced); 2,370 tons (submerged) Speed: 20 knots (surfaced); 8.75 knots (submerged) Diving Depth: 250′ (test depth); ‘ (emergency) Range: 11,000 miles @ 10 knots Endurance: days Crew: 6 officers, 54 enlisted Deck Gun: …

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