Gato Class Submarine
1,526 Tons (surfaced)
2,424 Tons (submerged)
307' x 27.3' x 19.3'
10 × 21" torpedo tubes
(6 fwd, 4 aft)
with 24 torpedoes
3" deck gun
2 × .50cal MG
2 × 30cal MG
April 30, 1942
Built by Manitowoc Shipbuilding in Manitowic, Wisconson. Laid down June 18, 1941. Launched April 30, 1942 with great fanfare and news coverage as the first submarine built by Manitowoc Shipbuilding for the US Navy. Commissioned on November 21, 1942.
Peter Ording adds:
"The film footage of this submarine launching
is routinely seen on television any time you see a WWII sub
being side launched. The big counterweight in the background is
a drawbridge style railroad bridge still there today, but not used.
I think the ship behind the bridge may be one of the minesweepers
On November 29, 1960 sold for scrapped.
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May 22, 2017