USS Jawfish (SS-356)

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History
United States
Name: USS Jawfish
Namesake: The jawfish
Builder: Electric Boat Company, Groton, Connecticut (proposed)[1]
Laid down: Never
Renamed: From USS Fanegal to USS Jawfish 24 September 1942
Fate: Construction order cancelled 29 July 1944
General characteristics
Class and type: Balao class diesel-electric submarine[2]
Displacement: 1,526 long tons (1,550 t) surfaced,[2] 2,414 long tons (2,453 t) submerged[2]
Length: 311 ft 9 in (95.02 m)[2]
Beam: 27 ft 3 in (8.31 m)[2]
Draft: 16 ft 10 in (5.13 m) maximum[2]
Propulsion:
Speed: 20.25 kn (37.50 km/h) surfaced,[6] 8.75 kn (16.21 km/h) submerged[6]
Range: 11,000 nmi (20,000 km) surfaced @ 10 kn (19 km/h)[6]
Endurance: 48 hours @ 2 kn (3.7 km/h) submerged,[6] 75 days on patrol
Test depth: 400 ft (120 m)[6]
Complement: 10 officers, 70–71 enlisted[6]
Armament:

USS Jawfish (SS-356), a Balao-class submarine, was originally named Fanegal for the fanegal or blackbelly rosefish (Helicolenus dactylopterus) on 28 August 1942, but was renamed Jawfish for the jawfish (Opistognathus aurifrons), a fish that burrows into patches of sand and coral rubble around the edges of reefs, on 24 September 1942. She was the only ship of the United States Navy to bear either name.

Her construction by the Electric Boat Company of Groton, Connecticut, was canceled 29 July 1944.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922-1946, p. 146
  2. ^ a b c d e f 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. 
  3. ^ a b c d e 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 978-0-313-26202-9. 
  4. ^ U.S. Submarines Through 1945 p. 261
  5. ^ a b c U.S. Submarines Through 1945 pp. 305–311
  6. ^ a b c d e f U.S. Submarines Through 1945 pp. 305-311