USS T-2 (SS-60)

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USS AA-2 (SS-60).jpg
USS AA-2, later renamed USS T-2, being launched at the Fore River Shipbuilding Company at Quincy, Massachusetts, on 6 September 1919.
Builder: Fore River Shipyard[1]
Laid down: 31 May 1917[1]
Launched: 6 September 1919[1]
Commissioned: 7 January 1922[1]
Decommissioned: 16 July 1923
Struck: 19 September 1930[1]
Fate: Scrapped 1931[1]
General characteristics
Class & type: AA-1 class diesel-electric submarine
Displacement: 1,107 tons (1,125 t) surfaced
1,482 tons (1,506 t) submerged[1]
Length: 268 ft 9 in (81.92 m)[1]
Beam: 22 ft 10 in (6.96 m)[1]
Draft: 14 ft 2 in (4.32 m) mean[1]
Propulsion: (as built) four New London Ship & Engine (NELSECO) four cycle six-cylinder diesels, 1000 hp (746 kW) each, and two Electro Dynamic main motors, 675 hp (503 kW) each, direct drive; one NELSECO four cycle four-cylinder auxiliary diesel; two banks of 60 Exide batteries[2]
(re-engined) two Maschinenfabrik Augsburg Nürnberg AG (MAN) four cycle ten-cylinder diesels, 2350 hp (1752 kW) each[3]
Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h) surfaced
10.5 knots (19.4 km/h) submerged[1]
Range: 3,000 nmi at 14 knots (5,550 km at 26 km/h) on 23,602–24,092 USgal (89,412–91,268 liters) oil fuel[4]
Test depth: 150 ft (46 m)[4]
Complement: four officers, 5 chief petty officers, 45 enlisted[4]
Armament: four 18 inch (457 mm) torpedo tubes (bow, 12 torpedoes),[4]
one 4in/50 caliber deck guns

USS T-2 (SS-60/SF-2) was an AA-1-class submarine in the service of the United States Navy; T-2 was also known as AA-2.

She was laid down as AA-2 on 31 May 1917 at the Fore River Shipbuilding Company yard in Quincy, Massachusetts by the Electric Boat Co. of New York, launched on 6 September 1919, sponsored by Miss Madeline Everett, redesignated SF-2 on 17 July 1920, renamed T-2 on 22 September 1920, and placed in commission at the Boston Navy Yard on 7 January 1922 with Lt. Clarke Withers in command.

T-2 was the last of the three T-boats placed in commission and served actively for only 18 months. Her unique mission was long-range scouting and reconnaissance for the surface fleet. Like her sister ships, she operated in Submarine Division 15, training crews and conducting maneuvers with the Atlantic Fleet. By the fall of 1922, design and construction flaws in the three T-boats had become apparent. As a result, T-2 was decommissioned on 16 July 1923 at the Submarine Base at Hampton Roads, Va., and was placed in reserve there. Later, she was moved to Philadelphia, Pa. Following seven years of inactivity, T-2 was stricken from the Navy list on 19 September 1930. She was broken up, and her metal was sold for scrap on 20 November 1930.

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Bauer, K. Jack; Roberts, Stephen S. (1991), Register of Ships of the U.S. Navy, 1775–1990: Major Combatants, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, ISBN 0-313-26202-0 
  2. ^ Alden, John D., Commander, USN (retired). The Fleet Submarine in the U.S. Navy (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1979), p.210-1.
  3. ^ Alden, p.210-1.
  4. ^ a b c d Alden, p.22.

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.