Allied Warships


Gar class

6 ships

The submarine USS Grayback of the US Navy. She was lost on 27 Feb 1944.

Technical information

Displacement1475 BRT 
Length307 feet 
Complement5 + 54 men 
Armament10 21" torpedo tubes, 6 forward, 4 aft, 24 torpedoes.
1 3"/50 deck gun.
2 .50 calibre machine guns.
2 .30 calibre machine guns. 
Max speed20 / 8 kts knots (surfaced/submerged)
EnginesDiesel / electric , 2 shafts 
Power5400 / 2740 hp.  (surfaced/submerged)
Notes on classSlightly improved version of the Tambor class. Could carry some 2500 gallons more fuel. 

All ships of the Gar class

US Navy (more on US Navy)

Gar (SS-206)
Grampus (i) (SS-207) Lost on 5 Mar 1943
Grayback (SS-208) Lost on 27 Feb 1944
Grayling (SS-209) Lost on 9 Sep 1943
Grenadier (i) (SS-210) Lost on 22 Apr 1943
Gudgeon (SS-211) Lost on 18 Apr 1944

6 Submarines of the Gar class. 5 of them were lost.

See all Submarine classes.

Price of Admiralty, The

Keegan, John

Books dealing with this subject include:

HMS Trenchant, Hazlett, Arthur, 2001
The Price of Admiralty, Keegan, John, 1990
A Sailor of Austria, Biggins, John, 1994
Survivors, Bennett, G. H. and Bennett, R., 1999

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