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S-42 Class, U.S. Submarines


Photograph of S-42 class submarine

Naval Historical Center #42155


Specifications:


Tonnage 963 tons standard displacement surfaced
1135 tons standard displacement submerged
Dimensions 225'3" by 20'6" by 15'3"
68.67m by 6.25m by 4.65m
Maximum speed       12.5 knots surfaced
9.5 knots submerged
Maximum dive
200 feet
60 meters
Complement 51
Armament 4 21" torpedo tubes (12 torpedoes)
1 4"/50 gun
Machinery
2-shaft diesel (1200 bhp) or electric (1500 hp)
Bunkerage 59 tons diesel oil
Range 2510 nautical miles (4600 km) at 6.5 knots surfaced
10,000 nautical miles (18,500 km) at 8.1 knots surfaced with fuel carried in ballast tanks
100 nautical miles (190 km) at 5 knots submerged
Cargo 16 tons


The S-42 class submarines were completed in 1924-1925 and were considered the best of the S boats.


Units in the Pacific:

S-42      

Arrived 1942-3


S-43 Arrived 1942-3-5      
S-44 Arrived 1942-3 Sunk by gunfire off Paramushiro
S-45 Arrived 1942-3
S-46 Arrived 1943-3
S-47 Arrived 1942-3


References

DANFS

Friedman 1995

Worth (2001)



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