Allied Warships

Tiru (SS-416)

Submarine of the Balao class

USS Tiru, she just completed a sharp turn.

NavyThe US Navy
Built byMare Island Navy Yard (Vallejo, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered8 Jun 1942 
Laid down17 Apr 1944 
Launched16 Sep 1947 
Commissioned1 Sep 1948 
End service1 Jul 1975 

Completed after the war as a Guppy (streamlined) submarine.
Decommissioned and stricken 1 July 1975.
Sunk as a target off Norfolk, Virginia on 19 July 1979.


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U. S. Submarines in World War II

Kimmett, Larry and Regis, Margaret

U.S. Submarines Through 1945

Friedman, Norman
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