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UNITED STATES NAVY (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)

SUBMARINES

"C" submarines (1908-1910)

Octopus 1908

No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
SS9 Octopus, 11/1911- C1 128 Fore River, Quincy 8/1905 4/10/1906 6/1908 stricken 8/1919
SS13 Stingray, 11/1911- C2 152 Fore River, Quincy 3/1908 8/4/1909 11/1909 stricken 12/1919
SS14 Tarpon, 11/1911- C3 153 Fore River, Quincy 3/1908 8/4/1909 11/1909 stricken 12/1919
SS15 Bonita, 11/1911- C4 154 Fore River, Quincy 3/1908 17/6/1909 11/1909 stricken 8/1919
SS16 Snapper, 11/1911- C5 155 Fore River, Quincy 3/1908 16/6/1909 2/1910 stricken 12/1919

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

238 / 275

Length, m

32.1

Breadth, m

4.19

Draught, m

3.00

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Craig petrol engines / 2 electric motors

Power, h. p.

500 / 300

Max speed, kts

10.5 / 9

Fuel, t

petrol 11

Endurance, nm (kts) 800(8) / 80(5)

Armament

2 - 450 TT (bow, 4)

Complement

15

Diving depth operational, m

60

   

Ship project history: Octopus was bought under the same Act as the B class. The C class was the first considered suitable for operations beyond harbours, and was therefore designated a coast defence type.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2014