Barracuda class submarines (USN, SSK-1)

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Barracuda class submarines

specifications

Displacement: 765t standard; 1160t submerged
Dimensions: 59.8m oa x 7.5m x 4.4m
Machinery: 2 shafts, 2 GM diesels plus GM electric motors, 1050shp = 13kts surfaced, 8.5kts submerged
Armament: 4-21in TT (2 bow, 2 stern)
Sensors: Sonar BQR-4 (in bow dome)
Complement: 37

units

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate Note
SSK-1 Barracuda Electric Boat, Groton 1949.07.01 1951.03.02 1951.11.10 1973.10.01 Stricken later SST-3, SS-550
SSK-2 Bass Mare Island NYd 1950.02.23 1951.05.02 1951.11.16 1965.04.01 Stricken later SS-551
SSK-3 Bonita Mare Island NYd 1950.05.19 1951.06.21 1952.01.11 1965.04.01 Stricken later SS-552