Talk:Greater Underwater Propulsion Power Program

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The Fleet Snorkel was only marginally related to the GUPPY series. Fleet Snorkels were intended as an austere (and much less expensive) alternative to the expensive and extensive changes required for a GUPPY conversion. The Fleet Snorkel program ran (IIRC) into the early 50's in parallel with the GUPPY program. The best information about the GUPPY program is in John Alden's "The Fleet Submarine in the US Navy".Elde 07:36, 28 Jan 2004 (UTC)

You'll get no argument from me. Do you have enough info on Fleet Snorkle to spin it off into its own article? --the Epopt 15:46, 28 Jan 2004 (UTC)

I think Fleet Snorkels belong here pretty much, as they are part of the GUPPY program, a redirect from Fleet Snorkel to this page might be in order. (And there really isn;t much beyond what's here and in the article.) I'll do so, and expand the paragraph here later tonight. I'm borrowing a copy of 'Fleet Submarines' later this week to write an article on Radar Pickets and the MIGRAINE program, I'll dig into the sections on GUPPY and Fleet Snorkel and update anything interesting into this article page. Elde 20:15, 28 Jan 2004 (UTC)

IIRC, the Snorkels were a little later, but I don't think the entire GUPPY program had been completed when they appeared (& I don't have Fleet Sub in front of me). I added ""Guppy bow" that improved submerged performance." based on it. Also, can somebody clarify "Deck guns and their associated containers were removed." What "associated containers" were those, exactly? Ammo lockers? Or what?
On a like note, was it 2 motors, or 4? I'm guessing it varied on whether the original boat had 2 or 4, & some or all were replaced, but... Trekphiler 12:30 & 12:43, 19 November 2006 (UTC)
electric motors, 2. diesel engines, 4. some guppy configurations involved removal of one diesel, but the number of electric motors never changed. 00:58, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

Unterwater performance of all Guppy classes[edit]


the current article states that the Guppy I modification lead to a unterwater speed of approximately 18 knots but does not state for how long this speed could be held. I looked for that information in the Web but did not find anything useful. It would also be good to have that information for the other Guppy programs, like the Snorkelprogram and Guppy IA. Oub (talk) 16:37, 22 May 2008 (UTC):

Sanford & Son[edit]

What were the fates of the Guppy/Fleet Snorkel boats? IIRC, they were all surplused off after Nautilus was launched. To where? Trekphiler (talk) 03:12, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Many (most) served into the 1970's before being decommissioned and scrapped. IIRC all are gone now. See the individual boat articles for details. (talk) 01:48, 13 March 2009 (UTC)