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UNITED STATES NAVY (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)

SUBMARINES

"K" submarines (1914)

K1 1914

No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
SS32 K1 (ex-Haddock) 198 Fore River, Quincy 2/1912 3/9/1913 3/1914 sold 6/1931
SS33 K2 (ex-Cachalot) 199 Fore River, Quincy 2/1912 4/10/1913 1/1914 sold 6/1931
SS34 K3 (ex-Orca) 101 Union Iron Wks, San Francisco 1/1912 14/3/1914 10/1914 sold 6/1931
SS35 K4 (ex-Walrus) 62 Moran, Seattle 1/1912 19/3/1914 10/1914 sold 6/1931
SS36 K5   Fore River, Quincy 6/1912 17/3/1914 8/1914 stricken 12/1930
SS37 K6   Fore River, Quincy 6/1912 26/3/1914 9/1914 stricken 12/1930
SS38 K7   Union Iron Wks, San Francisco 5/1912 20/6/1914 12/1914 stricken 12/1930
SS39 K8   Union Iron Wks, San Francisco 5/1912 11/7/1914 12/1914 sold 6/1931

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

392 / 521

Length, m

46.9

Breadth, m

5.10

Draught, m

4.00

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 NLSE diesels / 2 electric motors

Power, h. p.

950 / 680

Max speed, kts

14 / 10.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil 53

Endurance, nm (kts) 4500(10) / 120(5)

Armament

4 - 450 TT (bow, 8)

Complement

28

Diving depth operational, m

60

   

Ship project history: All boats of this class experienced considerable difficulties with their diesel engines, appeared too unreliable and not provided project specifications. Three submarines of the class failed to pass their engine tests and, even after overhaul, three of the class failed their final trials.

Modernizations: none.

Naval service: No significant events.

K8 1920

Ivan Gogin, 2014