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(SS-517)

Radio Call Sign: November - Yankee - India - Zulu

Tench Class Submarine: Laid down, on 29 June 1944, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.; Final Disposition, canceled 29 July 1944, broken up on slip.

Specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 1,570 t., Submerged: 2,414 t.; Length 311' 8"; Beam 27' 4"; Draft 15' 3"; Speed, Surfaced 20.25 kts, Submerged 8.75 kts; Cruising Range, 11,000 miles surfaced at 10kts; Submerged Endurance, 48 hours at 2kts; Operating Depth, 400 ft; Complement 7 Officers 69 Enlisted; Armament, ten 21" torpedo tubes, six forward, four aft, 24 torpedoes, one 5"/25 deck gun, two 20mm guns, two .30 cal. machine guns; Patrol Endurance 75 days; Propulsion, diesel-electric reduction gear with four Fairbanks Morse main generator engines, 5,400HP, Fuel Capacity, 113,510 gal., two Elliot Motor Co. main motors with 2.740HP, two 126-cell main storage batteries, two propellers.

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517 227k Stern view of the keel of (SS-517), at Mare Island on 6 July 1944. USN photo # 4318-44, courtesy of Darryl Baker.
517 274k Bow view of the keel of (SS-517), at Mare Island on 6 July 1944. USN photo # 4319-44, courtesy of Darryl Baker.
Wahoo, Tiru & 517 326k Bow view of Wahoo (SS-516) of the building ways at Mare Island on 2 Jan 1945. Tiru (SS-416) is on the ways to the right. The unnamed cancelled Tench class submarine (SS-517) lies on the ways to the left. She was canceled on 29 July 1944, along with 74 other Tench class boats on that date. USN photo # 148-45, courtesy of Darryl Baker.
Wahoo, Tiru 262k Bow view of Wahoo (SS-516) under construction at Mare Island on 3 Jan 1946. Tiru (SS-416) is under construction to the right. The yard containing the unnamed cancelled Tench class submarine (SS-517) lies on the ways to the left and appears to have been cleaned up following her cancellation on 29 July 1944. USN photo # 20-46, courtesy of Darryl Baker. Photo added 07/18/06.

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Tench Class Submarines
Ep-21 (1) - Victory At Sea ~ Full Fathom Five - HQ

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