Talk:Salmon-class submarine

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I rewrote to this:

  • -- General characteristics --
  • Displacement: 1449 tons surfaced, 2198 tons submerged
  • Length: 308ft (93.9m) overall
  • Beam: 26 ft 3in (8m)
  • Draft: 14 ft 3in (4.34m)
  • Test depth: 250ft (91.4m)
  • Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h) surfaced, 9 knots (16.7 km/h) submerged
  • Armament: 8 x 21 in (53cm) torpedo tubes (4 forward, 4 aft, 24 torpedoes); 1 x 4 in (102mm)/50 caliber deck gun (except Sturgeon 1 x 3in (76mm)/50 caliber AA deck gun), 2x0.5" (12.7mm) & 2x0.3" (7.62mm) machineguns
  • Crew: 70 officers and men
  • Powerplant: 4 x 1375 hp (1025kW) General Motors (Snapper, Stingray, & Sturgeon) or H.O.R. (Salmon, Seal, & Skipjack) diesel engines, 2 x 1650 hp (1230kW) Elliot Motor electric motors
  • Range: 11,800 nautical miles (21,900 km) at 10 knots (19 km/h) surfaced

I base this on Lenton, American Submarines. The 4x6500hp diesel is such an obvious mistake I can only conclude somebody didn't notice there were 2 engines on each shaft & that was a total hp. The "4x" electric motors is wrong, too. There were 2 motors, 1 on each shaft. The original 1800t surfaced tonnage doesn't agree with any published figure I've ever seen, either, & it's well above the published numbers for Gato & Tench, which it should be close to, since the design didn't change significantly til after the Tenches were completed. I should also mention, parenthetically, Gato, Balao, & Tench had a design capacity of 26 torpedoes (with the additional bow tube, according to Beach); by my count, it's 30, but... Trekphiler 23:38, 20 October 2006 (UTC)