SS-169, U.S.S. Dolphin

The SS-169, U.S.S. Dolphin was the sixth U.S. Navy vessel to bear that name. She was launched at the Porsmouth Navy Yard on 6 March 1932, sponsored by Mrs. E.D. Toland. Lieutenant J.B. Griggs placed her in commission on 1 June 1932. Sailing from Porstmouth on 24 October 1932, Dolphin arrived in San Diego on 3 December, where she joined SubDiv 12. She remained on the west … [Read more...]


Dolphin Class Specifications Lead Boat: SS-169, U.S.S. Dolphin (Only boat in class) Length: 319' 3" Beam: 27' 11" Draft: 13' (Surface trim) Displacement: 1,718 tons (surfaced); 2,240 tons (submerged) Speed: 17 knots (surfaced); 8 knots (submerged) Diving Depth: 300' (test depth) Range:18,780 miles Crew: 7 officers, 3 CPO, 53 enlisted Deck Gun: … [Read more...]