Allied Warships


Tambor class

6 ships

The submarine Thresher (SS-200) of the US Navy.

Technical information

Displacement1475 / 2370 BRT 
Length307 feet 
Complement5 + 54 men 
ArmamentTen 21" torpedo tubes, six forward, four aft, 24 torpedoes.
one 3"/50 deck gun.
two .50 calibre machine guns.
two .30 calibre machine guns. 
Max speed20 / 8 kts knots (surfaced/submerged)
EnginesDiesel / electric 2 shafts 
Power5400 / 2740 hp.  (surfaced/submerged)
Notes on classThe second batch of ships (names starting with the letter G) had a slightly larger fuel capacity. 

All ships of the Tambor class

US Navy US Navy (more on US Navy)

Tambor (SS-198)
Tautog (SS-199)
Thresher (SS-200)
Triton (SS-201) Lost on 10 Apr 1943
Trout (SS-202) Lost on 29 Feb 1944
Tuna (SS-203)

6 Submarines of the Tambor class. 2 of them were lost.

See all Submarine classes.

We were pirates

Robert Schultz

Books dealing with this subject include:

We were pirates, Robert Schultz, 2009

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