USS Whiting (SS-433)

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For the United States Navy seaplane tender, see USS Kenneth Whiting (AV-14).
Career (United States)
Name: USS Whiting
Namesake: The Merlangius merlangus or "whiting"
Builder: Cramp Shipbuilding Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (proposed)
Laid down: Never
Fate: Construction contract cancelled 29 July 1944
General characteristics
Class & type: Balao class diesel-electric submarine[1]
Displacement: 1,526 long tons (1,550 t) surfaced,[1] 2,414 long tons (2,453 t) submerged[1]
Length: 311 ft 9 in (95.02 m)[1]
Beam: 27 ft 3 in (8.31 m)[1]
Draft: 16 ft 10 in (5.13 m) maximum[1]
Propulsion:

4 × General Motors Model 16-248 V16 diesel engines driving electrical generators[1][2]
2 × 126-cell Sargo batteries [3]
4 × high-speed General Electric electric motors with reduction gears [1]
two propellers [1]
5,400 shp (4.0 MW) surfaced[1]

2,740 shp (2.0 MW) submerged[1]
Speed: 20.25 kn (37.50 km/h) surfaced,[3] 8.75 kn (16.21 km/h) submerged[3]
Range: 11,000 nmi (20,000 km) surfaced @ 10 kn (19 km/h)[3]
Endurance: 48 hours @ 2 kn (3.7 km/h) submerged,[3] 75 days on patrol
Test depth: 400 ft (120 m)[3]
Complement: 10 officers, 70–71 enlisted[3]
Armament: 10 × 21-inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes
 (six forward, four aft)
 24 torpedoes[3]
1 × 4-inch (102 mm) / 50 caliber deck gun[3]
Bofors 40 mm and Oerlikon 20 mm cannon

USS Whiting (SS-433), a proposed World War II Balao-class submarine, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for the Merlangius merlangus or "whiting", a small European food fish. Her construction by the Cramp Shipbuilding Company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was authorized but the contract for her construction was cancelled on 29 July 1944.

References[edit]

  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, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. pp. 275–280. ISBN 0-313-26202-0. 
  2. ^ U.S. Submarines Through 1945 pp. 261
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i U.S. Submarines Through 1945 pp. 305-311