Allied Warships


Shark class

2 ships

The submarine Shark (i) (SS-174) of the US Navy. She was lost on 11 Feb 1942.

Technical information

Displacement1316 / 1968 BRT 
Length298 feet 
Complement5 + 45 men 
ArmamentSix 21" torpedo tubes, 16 torpedoes.
one 3"/50 deck gun.
two .50 cal machine guns.
two .30 cal machine guns. 
Max speed19.5 / 8.25 kts knots (surfaced/submerged)
EnginesDiesel / Electric 
Power4300 / 2085 hp.  (surfaced/submerged)
Notes on class 

US Navy US Navy ships of the Shark class

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Shark (i) (SS-174) Lost on 11 Feb 1942
Tarpon (SS-175)

2 Submarines of the Shark class. 1 of them was lost.

See all US Navy Submarine classes.

Left for dead

Pete Nelson

Books dealing with this subject include:

Abandon Ship!, Newcomb, Richard F., 2000
Left for dead, Pete Nelson, 2003

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