Allied Warships


Tench class

29 ships

The submarine Tirante (SS-420) of the US Navy.

Technical information

Displacement1570 / 2416 BRT 
Length312 feet 
Complement6 + 60 men 
ArmamentTen 21" torpedo tubes, six forward, four aft, 24 torpedoes.
one 5"/25 deck gun.
one 40mm gun.
one 20mm gun.
two .50 cal. machine guns. 
Max speed20.25 / 8.75 kts. knots (surfaced/submerged)
EnginesDiesel / Electric 
Power5400 / 2740 hp.  (surfaced/submerged)
Notes on class 

All ships of the Tench class

US Navy US Navy (more on US Navy)

Amberjack (ii) (SS-522)
Argonaut (ii) (SS-475)
Conger (SS-477)
Corsair (SS-435)
Cutlass (SS-478)
Diablo (SS-479)
Grampus (ii) (SS-523)
Grenadier (ii) (SS-525)
Irex (SS-482)
Medregal (SS-480)
Odax (SS-484)
Pickerel (ii) (SS-524)
Pomodon (SS-486)
Remora (SS-487)
Runner (ii) (SS-476)
Sarda (SS-488)
Sea Leopard (SS-483)
Sirago (SS-485)
Spinax (SS-489)
Unicorn (SS-436)
Volador (SS-490)
Walrus (SS-437)
Quillback (SS-424)
Requin (SS-481)
Tench (SS-417)
Thornback (SS-418)
Tigrone (SS-419)
Tirante (SS-420)
Toro (SS-422)
Torsk (SS-423)
Trutta (SS-421)

29 Submarines (31 names) of the Tench class.

See all Submarine classes.

U-Boats Attack!

Jak P. Mallman Showell

Books dealing with this subject include:

The Fleet Submarine in the U.S. Navy, Alden, John D., 1979
Fleet Submarines of World War Two, Walkowiak, Thomas F., 1988
Grey Wolves, Philip Kaplan, 2014
U-Boats Attack!, Jak P. Mallman Showell, 2011

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