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UNITED STATES NAVY (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)

SUBMARINES

DARTER submarine (1956)

Darter 1963

Darter 1967

No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
SS576 Darter 144 Electric Boat, Groton 10/11/1954 28/5/1956 20/10/1956 stricken 6/1990

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

1872 / 2372

Length, m

81.7 wl 86.7 oa

Breadth, m

8.30

Draught, m

5.10

No of shafts

2

Machinery

3 Fairbank Morse diesel-generators, 2 Elliott electric motors

Power, h. p.

3100 / 4700

Max speed, kts

15.5 / 16

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm (kts) 13500(10) / 144(3)

Armament

8 - 533 TT (6 bow Mk 54, 2 stern Mk 55, 26)

Sensors

BPS-12 radar, BQS-4, BQR-2 sonars, BLR-1 ECM suite

Complement

83

Diving depth operational, m

210

   

Ship project history: Improved version of the Tang class, with console controls. Two planned sisters Grayback and Growler were completes as strategic missile submarines.

Modernizations: late 1960s: + BQG-4 sonar

1960s: - BLR-1 ECM suite; + WLR-1 ECM suite

Naval service: No significant events.

Darter 1987

Ivan Gogin, 2015