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UNITED STATES NAVY (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)

SUBMARINES

"AA (T)" submarines (1920-1922)

T1 1920

No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
SS52, 9/1920- SF1 AA1 (ex-Schley), 9/1920- T1 246 Fore River, Quincy 6/1916 25/7/1918 1/1920 stricken 9/1930
SF2 (ex-SS60) T2 (ex-AA2) 270 Fore River, Quincy 5/1917 6/9/1919 1/1922 stricken 9/1930
SF3 (ex-SS61) T3 (ex-AA3) 271 Fore River, Quincy 5/1917 24/5/1919 12/1920 stricken 9/1930

 

Displacement standard, t

1107

Displacement normal, t

1482

Length, m

82.0

Breadth, m

7.00

Draught, m

4.30

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 MAN diesels / 2 electric motors

Power, h. p.

4000 / 1350

Max speed, kts

20 / 10.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil 69

Endurance, nm (kts) 3000(14) / 100(5)

Armament

6 - 533 TT (bow, 16), 2 x 1 - 76/23 Mk 9

Electronic equipment SC sonar

Complement

38

Diving depth operational, m

45

   

Ship project history: First really oceangoing submarines, notably differing by dimensions from earlier ships. According to early twenties naval science tendency they intended for operations together with surface squadrons. As well as the majority of fleet submarines of all countries, they were recognized to not answering their tasks in this role and laid up into reserve soon after war. Unreliable NLSE diesels were replaced by MAN before commission.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events

AA1 1919

Ivan Gogin, 2014