Talk:Tench-class submarine

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I question this spec:

  • Displacement: 1826 tons surfaced, 2391 tons submerged

I've got a copy of Lenton's American Submarines, & he puts Tench around the same size as Gato & Balao, as you'd expect, since the design isn't much different (heavier frames & skins, not longer or beamier, maybe a bit more equipment). Explain, somebody? (Of course, whoever put these specs up also had her with 4x6500hp, so how much credence can I give these numbers...?) Trekphiler 19:22, 20 October 2006 (UTC)


Why is the Wahoo listed twice under the list of Tench subs? Noha307 20:43, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

There were actually three of them: SS238 (a Gato), & 2 replacements, both Tench-class, SS-518 & SS-516, both cancelled at MINY Vallejo late in the war as surplus to needs. Trekphiler 21:22, 16 November 2006 (UTC) (BTW, if you recall "Six Million Dollar Man", SS-509, often used to deliver Steve, was a Tench GUPPY by her hull number; in fact, SS-509 was cancelled.)
Just saw "Firefox" this past week. She wore SS-509, too... Trekphiler 22:05, 16 August 2007 (UTC)


I added the battery makers, again from Lenton; the dived range, see Gato Trekphiler 21:22, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

PNS Ghazi[edit]

The article on submarines states "The PNS Ghazi, a Tench class submarine on loan to Pakistan from the US, was lost in the Indo-Pakistani War. It was the first submarine casualty since World War II during war time." Yet this page states no submarines lost, which is correct? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:15, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Fixed. RobDuch (talk) 05:50, 20 May 2016 (UTC)


The image in this article is of an updated (GUPPP The Greater Underwater Propulsion Power Program) version, and not the original Tench version. Notice the foredeck and nose shape difference between the original and the this updated version.Ineuw (talk) 23:19, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

Changed image to WW2 version (minus guns). RobDuch (talk) 05:51, 20 May 2016 (UTC)