Balao class submarines (USN, SS-285)

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Balao class submarines

specifications

Displacement: 1525t standard, 1810t normal, 2415t submerged
Dimensions: 95.02m oa × 8.31m × 4.65m normal
Machinery: 2-shaft diesel-electrics plus electric motors, 5400shp/2740shp = 20.25kts/8.75kts
Armament: 10-21in TT (6 bow, 4 stern), 1-3in/50, 2-0.5in, 2-0.3in
Complement: 60 (peace), 80 (wartime)

units

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate Note
SS-285 Balao Portsmouth NYd 26 Jun 1942 27 Oct 1942 4 Feb 1943 1 Aug 1963 stricken later AGSS-285
SS-286 Billfish Portsmouth NYd 23 Jul 1942 12 Nov 1942 20 Apr 1943 1 Apr 1968 stricken
SS-287 Bowfin Portsmouth NYd 23 Jul 1942 7 Dec 1942 1 May 1943 1 Dec 1971 stricken later AGSS-287
SS-288 Cabrilla Portsmouth NYd 18 Aug 1942 24 Dec 1942 24 May 1943 30 Jun 1968 stricken later AGSS-288
SS-289 Capelin Portsmouth NYd 14 Sept 1942 20 Jan 1943 4 Jun 1943 after 2 Dec 1943 missing
SS-290 Cisco Portsmouth NYd 29 Oct 1942 24 Dec 1942 10 May 1943 28 Sept 1943 sunk
SS-291 Crevalle Portsmouth NYd 14 Nov 1942 22 Feb 1943 24 Jun 1943 15 Apr 1960 stricken later AGSS-291
SS-292 Devilfish Cramp, Philadelphia 31 Mar 1942 30 May 1943 1 Sept 1944 1 Mar 1967 stricken later AGSS-292
SS-293 Dragonet Cramp, Philadelphia 28 Apr 1942 18 Apr 1943 6 Mar 1944 1 Jun 1961 stricken
SS-294 Escolar Cramp, Philadelphia 10 Jun 1942 18 Apr 1943 2 Jun 1944 after 17 Oct 1944 missing
SS-295 Hackleback Cramp, Philadelphia 15 Aug 1942 30 May 1943 7 Nov 1944 1 Mar 1967 stricken
SS-296 Lancetfish Cramp, Philadelphia 30 Sept 1942 15 Aug 1943 12 Feb 1945 9 Jun 1958 stricken
SS-297 Ling Cramp, Philadelphia 2 Nov 1942 15 Aug 1943 8 Jun 1945 1 Dec 1971 stricken later AGSS-297, IXSS-297
SS-298 Lionfish Cramp, Philadelphia 15 Dec 1942 7 Nov 1943 1 Nov 1944 20 Dec 1971 stricken
SS-299 Manta Cramp, Philadelphia 15 Jan 1943 7 Nov 1943 18 Dec 1944 30 Jun 1967 stricken later ESS-299, AGSS-299
SS-300 Moray Cramp, Philadelphia 21 Apr 1943 14 May 1944 26 Jan 1945 1 Apr 1967 stricken
SS-301 Roncador Cramp, Philadelphia 21 Apr 1943 14 May 1944 27 Mar 1945 1 Dec 1971 stricken later AGSS-301, IXSS-301
SS-302 Sabalo Cramp, Philadelphia 5 Jun 1943 4 Jun 1944 19 Jun 1945 1 Jul 1971 stricken
SS-303 Sablefish Cramp, Philadelphia 5 Jun 1943 4 Jun 1944 18 Dec 1945 1 Nov 1969 stricken later AGSS-303
SS-304 Seahorse Mare Island NYd 1 Jul 1942 9 Jan 1943 31 Mar 1943 1 Mar 1967 stricken
SS-305 Skate Mare Island NYd 1 Aug 1942 4 Mar 1943 15 Apr 1943 5 Oct 1948 target
SS-306 Tang Mare Island NYd 15 Jan 1943 17 Aug 1943 15 Oct 1943 24 Oct 1944 sunk
SS-307 Tilefish Mare Island NYd 10 Mar 1943 25 Oct 1943 15 Dec 1943 4 May 1960 transferred to Venezuela
SS-308 Apogon Portsmouth NYd 9 Dec 1942 10 Mar 1943 16 Jul 1943 25 Jul 1946 target ex-Abadejo
SS-309 Aspro Portsmouth NYd 27 Dec 1942 7 Apr 1943 31 Jul 1943 1 Sept 1962 stricken later AGSS-309
SS-310 Batfish Portsmouth NYd 27 Dec 1942 5 May 1943 21 Aug 1943 1 Nov 1969 stricken later AGSS-310
SS-311 Archerfish Portsmouth NYd 22 Jan 1943 28 May 1943 4 Sept 1943 1 May 1968 stricken ex-Archer-Fish, later AGSS-311
SS-312 Burrfish Portsmouth NYd 24 Feb 1943 18 Jun 1943 13 Sept 1943 11 May 1961 transferred to Canada later SSR-312
SS-313 Perch Electric Boat, Groton 5 Jan 1943 12 Sept 1943 7 Jan 1944 1 Dec 1971 stricken later SSP-313, ASSP-313, APSS-313, LPSS-313, IXSS-313
SS-314 Shark Electric Boat, Groton 28 Jan 1943 17 Oct 1943 14 Feb 1944 24 Oct 1944 sunk
SS-315 Sealion Electric Boat, Groton 25 Feb 1943 31 Oct 1943 8 Mar 1944 15 Mar 1977 stricken later SSP-315, ASSP-315, APSS-315, LPSS-315
SS-316 Barbel Electric Boat, Groton 11 Mar 1943 14 Nov 1943 3 Apr 1944 4 Feb 1945 sunk
SS-317 Barbero Electric Boat, Groton 25 Mar 1943 12 Dec 1943 29 Apr 1944 1 Jul 1964 stricken later SSA-317, SSG-317
SS-318 Baya Electric Boat, Groton 8 Apr 1943 2 Jan 1944 20 May 1944 30 Oct 1972 stricken later AGSS-318
SS-319 Becuna Electric Boat, Groton 29 Apr 1943 30 Jan 1944 27 May 1944 15 Aug 1973 stricken later AGSS-319
SS-320 Bergall Electric Boat, Groton 13 May 1943 16 Feb 1944 12 Jun 1944 18 Oct 1958 transferred to Turkey
SS-321 Besugo Electric Boat, Groton 27 May 1943 27 Feb 1944 19 Jun 1944 31 May 1966t ransferred to Italy later AGSS-321
SS-322 Blackfin Electric Boat, Groton 10 Jun 1943 12 Mar 1944 4 Jul 1944 15 Sept 1972 stricken
SS-323 Caiman Electric Boat, Groton 24 Jun 1944 30 Mar 1944 17 Jul 1944 30 Jun 1972 transferred to Turkey
SS-324 Blenny Electric Boat, Groton 8 Jul 1943 9 Apr 1944 27 Jun 1944 15 Aug 1973 stricken later AGSS-324
SS-325 Blower Electric Boat, Groton 15 Jul 1943 23 Apr 1944 10 Aug 1944 16 Nov 1950 transferred to Turkey
SS-326 Blueback Electric Boat, Groton 29 Jul 1943 7 May 1944 28 Aug 1944 23 May 1948 transferred to Turkey
SS-327 Boarfish Electric Boat, Groton 12 Aug 1943 21 May 1944 23 Sept 1944 23 May 1948 transferred to Turkey
SS-328 Charr Electric Boat, Groton 26 Aug 1943 28 May 1944 23 Sept 1944 20 Dec 1971 stricken later AGSS-328
SS-329 Chub Electric Boat, Groton 16 Sept 1943 18 Jun 1944 21 Oct 1944 25 May 1948 transferred to Turkey
SS-330 Brill Electric Boat, Groton 23 Sept 1943 25 Jun 1944 26 Oct 1944 25 May 1948 transferred to Turkey
SS-331 Bugara Electric Boat, Groton 21 Oct 1943 2 Jul 1944 15 Nov 1944 1 Oct 1970 stricken
SS-332 Bullhead Electric Boat, Groton 21 Oct 1943 16 Jul 1944 4 Dec 1944 6 Aug 1945 sunk
SS-333 Bumper Electric Boat, Groton 4 Nov 1943 6 Aug 1944 9 Dec 1944 16 Nov 1950 transferred to Turkey
SS-334 Cabezon Electric Boat, Groton 18 Nov 1943 27 Aug 1944 30 Dec 1944 15 May 1970 stricken
SS-335 Dentuda Electric Boat, Groton 18 Nov 1943 10 Sept 1944 30 Dec 1944 30 Jun 1967 stricken
SS-336 Capitaine Electric Boat, Groton 2 Dec 1943 1 Oct 1944 26 Jan 1945 5 Mar 1966 transferred to Italy later AGSS-336
SS-337 Carbonero Electric Boat, Groton 16 Dec 1943 15 Oct 1944 7 Feb 1945 1 Dec 1970 stricken later AGSS-337, SS-337
SS-338 Carp Electric Boat, Groton 23 Dec 1943 12 Nov 1944 28 Feb 1945 20 Dec 1971 stricken later AGSS-338, IXSS-338
SS-339 Catfish Electric Boat, Groton 6 Jan 1944 19 Nov 1944 19 Mar 1945 1 Jul 1971 transferred to Argentina
SS-340 Entemendor Electric Boat, Groton 3 Feb 1944 17 Dec 1944 6 Apr 1945 31 Jull 1972 transferred to Turkey
SS-341 Chivo Electric Boat, Groton 21 Feb 1944 14 Jan 1945 28 Apr 1945 1 Jul 1971 transferred to Argentina
SS-342 Chipper Electric Boat, Groton 2 Mar 1944 4 Feb 1945 25 May 1945 1 Oct 1971 stricken later AGSS-342, IXSS-342
SS-343 Clamagore Electric Boat, Groton 16 Mar 1944 25 Feb 1945 28 Jun 1945 27 Jun 1975 stricken
SS-344 Cobbler Electric Boat, Groton 3 Apr 1944 1 Apr 1945 8 Aug 1945 21 Nov 1973 transferred to Turkey
SS-345 Cochino Electric Boat, Groton 13 Apr 1944 20 Apr 1945 25 Aug 1945 26 Aug 1949 lost
SS-346 Corporal Electric Boat, Groton 27 Apr 1944 10 Jun 1945 9 Nov 1945 21 Nov 1973 transferred to Turkey
SS-347 Cubera Electric Boat, Groton 11 May 1944 17 Jun 1945 19 Dec 1945 5 Jan 1972 transferred to Venezuela
SS-348 Cusk Electric Boat, Groton 25 May 1944 28 Jul 1945 5 Feb 1946 24 Sept 1969 stricken later SSG-348, SS-348, AGSS-348
SS-349 Diodon Electric Boat, Groton 1 Jun 1944 10 Sept 1945 18 Mar 1946 15 Jan 1971 stricken
SS-350 Dogfish Electric Boat, Groton 22 Jun 1944 27 Oct 1945 29 Apr 1946 28 Jul 1972 transferred to Brazil
SS-351 Greenfish Electric Boat, Groton 29 Jun 1944 21 Dec 1945 7 Jun 1946 19 Dec 1973 transferred to Brazil
SS-352 Halfbeak Electric Boat, Groton 6 Jul 1944 19 Feb 1946 22 Jul 1946 1 Jul 1971 stricken
SS-353 Dugong Electric Boat, Groton 23 Oct 1944 cancelled
SS-354 Eel Electric Boat, Groton 23 Oct 1944 cancelled
SS-355 Espada Electric Boat, Groton 23 Oct 1944 cancelled
SS-356 Jawfish Electric Boat, Groton ex-Fanegal, 29 Jul 1944 cancelled
SS-357 Ono Electric Boat, Groton ex-Friar, 29 Jul 1944 cancelled
SS-358 Garlopa Electric Boat, Groton ? 29 Jul 1944 cancelled
SS-359 Garrupa Electric Boat, Groton ? 29 Jul 1944 cancelled
SS-360 Goldring Electric Boat, Groton ? 29 Jul 1944 cancelled
SS-361 Golet Manitowoc 27 Jan 1943 1 Aug 1943 30 Nov 1943 14 Jun 1944 sunk
SS-362 Guavina Manitowoc 3 Mar 1943 29 Aug 1943 23 Dec 1943 30 Jun 1967 stricken later SSO-362, AGSS-362, AOSS-362
SS-363 Guitarro Manitowoc 7 Apr 1943 29 Aug 1943 26 Jan 1944 7 Aug 1954 transferred to Turkey
SS-364 Hammerhead Manitowoc 5 May 1943 24 Oct 1943 1 Mar 1944 23 Oct 1954 transferred to Turkey
SS-365 Hardhead Manitowoc 7 Jul 1943 12 Dec 1943 18 Apr 1944 26 Jul 1972 transferred to Greece
SS-366 Hawksbill Manitowoc 7 Aug 1943 9 Jan 1944 17 May 1944 21 Apr 1953 transferred to Netherlands
SS-367 Icefish Manitowoc 4 Sept 1943 20 Feb 1944 10 Jun 1944 21 Feb 1953 transferred to Netherlands
SS-368 Jallao Manitowoc 29 Seo 1943 12 Mar 1944 8 Jul 1944 26 Jun 1974 transferred to Spain
SS-369 Kete Manitowoc 25 Oct 1943 9 Apr 1944 31 Jul 1944 after 20 Mar 1945 missing
SS-370 Kraken Manitowoc 13 Dec 1943 30 Apr 1944 8 Sept 1944 24 Oct 1959 transferred to Spain
SS-371 Lagarto Manitowoc 12 Jan 1944 28 May 1944 14 Oct 1944 4 Apr 1945 sunk
SS-372 Lambrey Manitowoc 22 Feb 1944 18 Jun 1944 17 Nov 1944 21 Aug 1960 transferred to Argentina
SS-373 Lizardfish Manitowoc 14 Mar 1944 16 Jul 1944 30 Dec 1944 9 Jan 1960 transferred to Italy
SS-374 Loggerhead Manitowoc 1 Apr 1944 13 Aug 1944 9 Feb 1945 30 Jun 1967 stricken
SS-375 Macabi Manitowoc 1 May 1944 19 Sept 1944 29 Mar 1945 11 Aug 1960 transferred to Argentina
SS-376 Mapiro Manitowoc 30 May 1944 9 Nov 1944 30 Apr 1945 18 Mar 1960 transferred to Turkey
SS-377 Menhaden Manitowoc 21 Jun 1944 20 Dec 1944 22 Jun 1945 15 Aug 1973 stricken
SS-378 Mero Manitowoc 22 Jul 1944 17 Jan 1945 17 Aug 1945 20 Apr 1960 transferred to Turkey
SS-379 Needlefish Manitowoc 29 Jul 1944 cancelled
SS-380 Nerka Manitowoc 29 Jul 1944 cancelled
SS-381 Sand Lance Portsmouth NYd 12 Mar 1843 25 Jun 1943 9 Oct 1943 7 Sept 1963 transferred to Brazil
SS-382 Picuda Portsmouth NYd 15 Mar 1943 12 Jul 1943 16 Oct 1943 1 Oct 1972 transferred to Spain
SS-383 Pampanito Portsmouth NYd 15 Mar 1943 12 Jul 1943 6 Nov 1943 20 Dec 1971 stricken later AGSS-383
SS-384 Parche Portsmouth NYd 19 Apr 1943 29 Jul 1943 20 Nov 1943 8 Nov 1969 stricken later AGSS-384
SS-385 Bang Portsmouth NYd 30 Apr 1943 30 Aug 1943 4 Dec 1943 1 Oct 1972 transferred to Spain
SS-386 Pilotfish Portsmouth NYd 15 May 1943 30 Aug 1943 16 Dec 1943 25 Jul 1946 target
SS-387 Pintado Portsmouth NYd 7 May 1943 15 Sept 1943 1 Jan 1944 1 Mar 1967 stricken
SS-388 Pipefish Portsmouth NYd 31 May 1943 12 Oct 1943 22 Jan 1944 1 Mar 1967 stricken later AGSS-388
SS-389 Piranha Portsmouth NYd 21 Jun 1943 27 Oct 1943 5 Feb 1944 1 Mar 1967 stricken later AGSS-389
SS-390 Plaice Portsmouth NYd 28 Jun 1943 15 Nov 1943 12 Feb 1944 7 Sept 1963 transferred to Brazil
SS-391 Pomfret Portsmouth NYd 14 Jul 1943 27 Oct 1943 19 Feb 1944 1 Jul 1971 transferred to Turkey
SS-392 Sterlet Portsmouth NYd 14 Jul 1943 27 Oct 1943 4 Mar 1944 1 Oct 1968 stricken
SS-393 Queenfish Portsmouth NYd 27 Jul 1943 30 Nov 1943 11 Mar 1944 1 Mar 1963 stricken later AGSS-393
SS-394 Razorback Portsmouth NYd 9 Sept 1943 27 Jan 1944 3 Apr 1944 30 Nov 1970 transferred to Turkey
SS-395 Redfish Portsmouth NYd 9 Sept 1943 27 Jan 1944 12 Apr 1944 30 Jun 1968 stricken
SS-396 Ronquil Portsmouth NYd 9 Sept 1943 27 Jan 1944 24 Apr 1944 1 Jul 1971 transferred to Spain
SS-397 Scabbardfish Portsmouth NYd 27 Sept 1943 27 Jan 1944 29 Apr 1944 26 Feb 1965 transferred to Greece
SS-398 Segundo Portsmouth NYd 14 Oct 1943 5 Feb 1944 9 May 1944 8 Aug 1970 stricken
SS-399 Sea Cat Portsmouth NYd 30 Oct 1943 21 Feb 1944 16 May 1944 2 Dec 1968 stricken
SS-400 Sea Devil Portsmouth NYd 18 Nov 1943 28 Feb 1944 24 May 1944 1 Apr 1964 stricken later AGSS-400
SS-401 Sea Dog Portsmouth NYd 1 Nov 1943 28 Mar 1944 3 Jun 1944 2 Dec 1968 stricken ater AGSS-401
SS-402 Sea Fox Portsmouth NYd 2 Nov 1943 28 Mar 1944 13 Jun 1944 14 Dec 1970 transferred to Turkey
SS-403 Atule Portsmouth NYd 2 Dec 1943 6 Mar 1944 21 Jun 1944 31 Jul 1974 transferred to Peru later AGSS-403
SS-404 Spikefish Portsmouth NYd 29 Jan 1944 26 Apr 1944 30 Jun 1944 1 May 1963 stricken later AGSS-404
SS-405 Sea Owl Portsmouth NYd 7 Feb 1944 7 May 1944 17 Jul 1944 15 Nov 1969 stricken later AGSS-405
SS-406 Sea Poacher Portsmouth NYd 23 Feb 1944 20 May 1944 31 Jul 1944 1 Jul 1974 transferred to Peru later AGSS-406
SS-407 Sea Robin Portsmouth NYd 1 Mar 1944 25 May 1944 7 Aug 1944 1 Oct 1970 stricken
SS-408 Sennet Portsmouth NYd 8 Mar 1944 6 Jun 1944 22 Aug 1944 2 Dec 1968 stricken
SS-409 Piper Portsmouth NYd 15 Mar 1944 26 Jun 1944 23 Aug 1944 1 Jul 1970 stricken later AGSS-409
SS-410 Threadfin Portsmouth NYd 18 Mar 1944 26 Jun 1944 30 Aug 1944 18 Aug 1972 transferred to Turkey
SS-411 Spadefish Mare Island NYd 27 May 1943 8 Jan 1944 9 Mar1944 1 Apr 1967 stricken later AGSS-411
SS-412 Trepang Mare Island NYd 25 Jun 1943 23 Mar 1944 22 May 1944 30 Jun 1967 stricken later AGSS-412
SS-413 Spot Mare Island NYd 24 Aug 1943 19 May 1944 3 Aug 1944 12 Jan 1962 transferred to Chile
SS-414 Springer Mare Island NYd 30 Oct 1943 3 Aug 1944 18 Oct 1944 23 Jan 1961 transferred to Chile
SS-415 Stickleback Mare Island NYd 1 Mar 1944 1 Jan 1945 29 Mar 1945 29 May 1958 lost
SS-416 Tiru Mare Island NYd 17 Apr 1944 16 Sept 1947 1 Sept 1948 1 Jul 1975 stricken
SS-425 Trumpetfish Cramp, Philadelphia 23 Aug 1943 13 May 1945 29 Jan 1946 15 Oct 1973 transferred to Brazail
SS-426 Tusk Cramp, Philadelphia 23 Aug 1943 8 Jul 1945 11 Apr 1946 18 Oct 1973 transferred to Taiwan
SS-427 Turbot Cramp, Philadelphia 13 Nov 1943 12 Apr 1946 12 Aug 1945 cancelled
SS-428 Ulua Cramp, Philadelphia 13 Nov 1943 23 Apr 1946 12 Aug 1945 cancelled
SS-429 Unicorn Cramp, Philadelphia 29 Jul 1944 cancelled
SS-430 Vandace Cramp, Philadelphia 29 Jul 1944 cancelled
SS-431 Walrus Cramp, Philadelphia 29 Jul 1944 cancelled
SS-432 Whitefish Cramp, Philadelphia 29 Jul 1944 cancelled
SS-433 Whiting Cramp, Philadelphia 29 Jul 1944 cancelled
SS-434 Wolffish Cramp, Philadelphia 29 Jul 1944 cancelled