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NavSource Online: Submarine Photo Archive


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K-1
Barracuda (SSK-1) (SST-3)


Barracuda Class Hunter-Killer Submarine: Laid down, 1 July 1949, at the Electric Boat Division, of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT.; Launched, 2 March 1951; Commissioned USS K-1 (SSK-1), 10 November 1951; Renamed USS Barracuda (SSK-1), 16 December 1956; Redesignated Training Submarine (SST-3), 3 July 1959; Decommissioned, (date unknown); Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown;) Final Disposition, Sold to Georgetown Steel Corp., and Scrapped between 8 April through 8 July 1974 near Charleston, South Carolina at the Braswell Shipyards.
Partial data submitted by Ron Reeves, HTC, USNR (ret.)

Specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 765 t., Submerged: 1,160 t.; Length 196' 1"; Beam 24' 6"; Speed, Surfaced 13 kts, Submerged 8.5 kts; Test Depth, 400 ft; Complement 4 Officers, 33 Enlisted; Armament, four 21 torpedo tubes; Propulsion, diesel-electric, Underway propulsion / motor speed was controlled by the helmsman from the Control Room. The "only" time motor speed was controlled by "maneuvering" electricians was when the maneuvering watch was set. General Motors diesel engines, Fuel Capacity 54,000 gals., General Electric motors, 1,050hp, Battery cells 252, 2 shafts/propellers. (Contributed in part by J.B. Ensminger, TMCS(SS) USN(RET) Crew 1958 - 1961).
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K-1411kOil on canvas of the Barracuda (SSK-1) underway.
US Navy photo courtesy of csg2.navy.mil.
K-1183kJimmy Carter at work on the periscope of the submarine Barracuda (SSK-1), circa 1951.
US Navy photo courtesy of csg2.navy.mil.
K-1199kJimmy Carter and the crew of the submarine Barracuda (SSK-1), in 1951.
US Navy photo courtesy of csg2.navy.mil.
K-1160k Postal cover with an insert of the Barracuda (SST-3), 1952. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
K-1213kBarracuda (SSK-1) early in her career.Photo courtesy of ussnewyork.com.
K-159kBarracuda (SSK-1), in New Orleans during the Mardi-Gras, 1955.
Courtesy of Christian White.
K-1199kPortside view of the Barracuda (SSK-1) underway, circa 1951-59.
US Navy photo courtesy of csg2.navy.mil.
K-154kBarracuda (SST-3), underway, date and place unknown.
US Navy photo courtesy of George M. Arnold.
K-143kCrew of the Barracuda (SSK-1) all dressed up in whites, date and place unknown.
US Navy photo.
 Subron 12 49k Chopper (SS-342) departed Key West 7 January 1952 for a tour of duty in the Mediterranean until 20 May. Photo courtesy of Robert Hurst. Text courtesy of DANFS.
Chopper 249k Change of command at Subron 12 Key West Fla.in the 1960's aboard the Bushnell (AS-15). Barracuda (SST-3) upper right. Other boats there are Sea Cat (SS-399), Picuda (SS-382), Atule (SS-403), Sea Fox (SS-402), Threadfin (SS-410) & Chopper (SS-342). Photo courtesy of John Hummel.
K-3 1.30k Photo circa 1962 of the Barracuda (SST-3) returning to Key West Fla. My fatherm, Ret. Capt. Daniel L. Bailey USNA Class of 47, was the Skipper at this time. Photo courtesy of Daniel L. Bailey Jr.
Photo added 07/26/12.
K-141k Broadside view of the Barracuda (SST-3), circa mid 1960's - early 1970's.USN photo courtesy of Robert Hurst.
K-159kBarracuda (SST-3), ships plaque.Courtesy of George M. Arnold.
K-1429kDan Moynihan, Barracuda's (SST-3) chief, preparing food in in the boat's galley, August 1970.Courtesy of Dan Moynihan.
K-1160kBarracuda (SST-3) tied up, August 1970.Courtesy of Dan Moynihan.
K-1156kBarracuda (SST-3) tied up with a unidentified friend behind her, August 1970.Courtesy of Dan Moynihan.
K-1212kEngineroom of the Barracuda (SST-3), August 1970.Courtesy of Dan Moynihan.
K-1170kBarracuda (SST-3) finally gets to shoot some fish: Once a quarter we would go out past 2 Charley, make a dive, then come up for some fishing off the South Carolina coast, August 1970.Courtesy of Dan Moynihan.
K-1411kText on back of photo reads: April 1972; Charleston, South Carolina - The target & training submarine Barracuda (SST-3) conducts ship handling and training in the Cooper River. Note that her sonor bow has been removed. Partial text i.d. courtesy of John Hummel.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-428gx, from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
K-1299k The following pictures by Christopher Breeze show the Barracuda (SST-3) being scrarped between April 8, 1974 through July 8, 1974 near Charleston, South Carolina, off East Bay Street. The bow plane is on right side. The boat is facing bow to river. The first two pictures might be in the after battery/mess hall, possibly looking aft into the engine room.All scrapping photos courtesy of Christopher Breeze / Georgetown Steel Corporation & submitted courtesy of Ric Hedman. Photo ID courtesy of John Hummel.
K-1250k After battery/mess hall. There is a small stove on the right side that possibly is the remains of the chow hall. All scrapping photos courtesy of Christopher Breeze / Georgetown Steel Corporation & submitted courtesy of Ric Hedman. Photo ID courtesy of John Hummel.
K-1288k The remains of the engine room.All scrapping photos courtesy of Christopher Breeze / Georgetown Steel Corporation & submitted courtesy of Ric Hedman. Photo ID courtesy of John Hummel.
K-1287kThe remains of the engine room.All scrapping photos courtesy of Christopher Breeze / Georgetown Steel Corporation & submitted courtesy of Ric Hedman. Photo ID courtesy of John Hummel.
K-1254k The remains of the battery well.All scrapping photos courtesy of Christopher Breeze / Georgetown Steel Corporation & submitted courtesy of Ric Hedman. Photo ID courtesy of John Hummel.
K-1293k The remains of the after battery above well (berthing).All scrapping photos courtesy of Christopher Breeze / Georgetown Steel Corporation & submitted courtesy of Ric Hedman. Photo ID courtesy of John Hummel.
K-1183k The remains of the maneuvering room.All scrapping photos courtesy of Christopher Breeze / Georgetown Steel Corporation & submitted courtesy of Ric Hedman. Photo ID courtesy of John Hummel.
K-1242k One bow plane starboard side All scrapping photos courtesy of Christopher Breeze / Georgetown Steel Corporation & submitted courtesy of Ric Hedman. Photo ID courtesy of John Hummel.
K-1189k Topside above maneuvering room. All scrapping photos courtesy of Christopher Breeze / Georgetown Steel Corporation & submitted courtesy of Ric Hedman. Photo ID courtesy of John Hummel.
K-1217k Barracuda (SST-3) bow section being cut up.All scrapping photos courtesy of Christopher Breeze / Georgetown Steel Corporation & submitted courtesy of Ric Hedman. Photo ID courtesy of John Hummel.
K-1249k Barracuda (SST-3) bow section being cut up.All scrapping photos courtesy of Christopher Breeze / Georgetown Steel Corporation & submitted courtesy of Ric Hedman. Photo ID courtesy of John Hummel.
K-1260k Unidentified remains.All scrapping photos courtesy of Christopher Breeze / Georgetown Steel Corporation & submitted courtesy of Ric Hedman. Photo ID courtesy of John Hummel.
K-1272k Unidentified remains. All scrapping photos courtesy of Christopher Breeze / Georgetown Steel Corporation & submitted courtesy of Ric Hedman. Photo ID courtesy of John Hummel.
K-1276k Unidentified remains.All scrapping photos courtesy of Christopher Breeze / Georgetown Steel Corporation & submitted courtesy of Ric Hedman. Photo ID courtesy of John Hummel.

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