SS-171, U.S.S. Cuttlefish

Launched 21 November 1933 at the Electric Boat Company yard in Groton, CT, and sponsored by Mrs. B.S. Bullard, the SS-171 U.S.S Cuttlefish submarine was placed in commission on 8 June 1934 under the command of Lieutenant Commander C. W. Styer. Cuttlefish departed New London on on 15 May 1935 for San Diego, where she arrived on 22 June. She operated mostly off the west coast … [Read more...]

SS-170, U.S.S. Cachalot

Cachalot was launched on 19 October 1933 as U.S.S. V-8 at Portsmouth Navy Yard. She was sponsored by Miss K.D. Kempff, and placed in commission on 1 December 1933 by Lieutenant Commander M. Comstock. Following shakedown, tests, and overhaul, Cachalot sailed for San Diego, joining the fleet there on 17 October 1934. Through 1937 she operated mainly on the west coast. During … [Read more...]


Cachalot Class Specifications Lead Boat: SS-170, U.S.S. Cachalot Length: 274' Beam: 24' 1" Draft: 13' 10" (Surface trim) Displacement: 1,100 tons (surfaced); 1,650 tons (submerged) Speed: 17 knots (surfaced); 8 knots (submerged) Diving Depth: 250' (test depth) Range: 14,000 miles Crew: 6 officers, 39 enlisted Deck Gun: 1-3"/50-calibre Anti-Aircraft … [Read more...]