Tambor Class Specifications

Lead Boat: SS-198, U.S.S. Tambor
Length: 307′ 2″
Beam: 27′ 3″
Draft: 15′ (Surface trim)
Displacement: 1,475 tons (surfaced); 2,370 tons (submerged)
Speed: 20 knots (surfaced); 9 knots (submerged)
Diving Depth: 250′ (test depth)
Range: 11,000 miles
Crew: 6 officers, 54 enlisted
Deck Gun: 1-3″/50-caliber
Torpedoes: 6-21″ torpedo tubes (bow), 4-21″ torpedo tubes (stern); 24 torpedoes
Engines: 4-1,600 hp main engines, 1-300 kw, 1-100 kw auxiliaries
Motors: 4-685 hp

 

Hull NumberNameCommission DateFateClass
SS-198Tambor1940Scrapped 1959Tambor-Class
SS-199Tautog1940Scrapped 1960Tambor-Class
SS-200Thresher1940Scrapped 1948Tambor-Class
SS-201Triton1940Lost March 1943Tambor-Class
SS-202Trout1940Lost February 1944Tambor-Class
SS-203Tuna1941Sunk as target 1948Tambor-Class