USS Queenfish
Ship's Specifications

SS393

SSN651
BUILDER:
Portsmouth Navy Yard, NH .
(Actually located in Kittery, Maine)
Launched - July, 1943
Saturday 11 March, 1944

DIMENSIONS:
Length 311' 9"
Beam - 27' 2"
Draft - 15' 3" at surface trim

DISPLACEMENT:
Surface - 1526 tons
Submerged - 2424 tons

ARMAMENT:
Guns: Originally, one 3 inch 50-caliber (MK 12) and two 20 mms (MK 5). Eventually, one 5 inch 25-caliber (MK 40), one 40 mm (MK 3) and one 20 mm (MK 10). There were several variation in-between these.

Torpedo Tubes: 10 21" / 6 bow, 4 stern

Torpedoes; - 24 carried

MACHINERY:
Main Diesel Engines -Fairbanks-Morse 10-cylinder opposed piston.

Auxiliary Diesel Engine -7-cylinder Fairbanks-Morse opposed piston.

Motors - 4 GE/2740 Shaft Horse Power each.

Main Generators - Elliot generators produced 1,120 kw at 720 rpm, and 900 kw at 650 rpm.
 Diesel - Elliot generator rated at 300 KW. Powered By the Aux Diesel.

Batteries - Exide 252 cells x2

SPEED:
Surfaced - 20-25 Kts
Submerged - 8.75 Kts

COMPLEMENT:
Officers - 6  Enlisted - 54, later
8 officers & 72 enlisted

DESIGNED OPERATING
DEPTH: 400'
BUILDER:
Newport News Shipbuilding
and Drydock Co., VA
Launched - Feb 25,1966
Commissioned - Dec. 6, 1966

DIMENSIONS:
Length - 292' 3"
Beam - 31' 8"
Draft - 24' 5" at surface trim

DISPLACEMENT:
Surface - 4, 227 tons
Submerged - 7, 762 tons

ARMAMENT:
Torpedo Tubes - 4 21' Forward (amidships)
Torpedoes - Various SUBROC capable

MACHINERY:

Power Plant - S5W PW Reactor
Propulsion turbines - 2
Diesel Generator - High speed Fairbanks 
Morse 38F5-1/4 10Cyl   
Motor Generators - Yes
Turbine Generators - Yes
Shaft Reduction Gear - 2 Input -1 output
Battery - Gould 132 cells

SPEED:
Surface - 20 Kt
Submerged - 20+ Kt

COMPLEMENT:
Officers - 12   Enlisted - 128

DESIGNED OPERATING DEPTH:
In excess of 600'
Note: Specifications for the Balao class are the same as the Gato class except the Balao can go to 400 feet and were designed for modular construction internally. There were nine variants of Balao class boats. The Queenfish was in the Sandlance Variation along with all hull numbers between SS 381 & 404 Newport News
Shipbuilding

Specifications at commissioning    


 

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