World War II Submarines

NameClassCountryYear of Launch
Albacore  Gato-class Submarine  United States  1942  
Amberjack  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Ambra  Perla-class Submarine  Italy    
Angler  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Apogon  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1943  
Archer-Fish  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Argonaut (Argonaut-class)  Argonaut-class Submarine  United States    
Argonaut (Tench-class)  Tench-class Submarine  United States    
Aspro  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Atule  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Balao  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Bang  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Barb  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Barbel  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Barbero  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1943  
Bashaw  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Batfish  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Baya  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1944  
Becuna  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1944  
Bergall  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1944  
Besugo  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Billfish  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Blackfin  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1944  
Blackfish  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Blenny  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1944  
Blower  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Blueback  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Bluefish  Gato-class Submarine  United States  1943  
Bluegill  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Boarfish  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1944  
Bonefish  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Bowfin  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Bream  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Brill  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1944  
Bugara  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1944  
Bullhead  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Bumper  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Burrfish  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Cabezon  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Cabrilla  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1942  
Cachalot  Cachalot-class Submarine  United States  1933  
Caiman  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1944  
Capelin  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Capitaine  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1944  
Carbonero  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1944  
Carp  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Casabianca  Redoubtable-class Submarine  France  1935  
Cavalla  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Cero  Gato-class Submarine  United States  1943  
Charr  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1944  
Chub  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1944  
Cisco  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1942  
Cobia  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Cochino  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Cod  Gato-class Submarine  United States  1943  
Corvina  Gato-class Submarine  United States  1943  
Crevalle  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Croaker  Gato-class Submarine  United States  1943  
Cuttlefish  Cachalot-class Submarine  United States  1933  
Dace  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Darter  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Dentuda  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Devilfish  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Dolphin  Dolphin-class Submarine  United States    
Dorado  Gato-class Submarine  United States  1943  
Dragonet  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1943  
Drum  Gato-class Submarine  United States  1941  
Escolar  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1943  
Finback  Gato-class Submarine  United States  1941  
Flasher  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Flier  Gato-class Submarine  United States  1943  
Flounder  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Flying Fish  Gato-class Submarine  United States  1941  
Gabilan  Gato-class Submarine  United States  1943  
Gar  Tambor-class Submarine  United States  1940  
Gato  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Golet  Gato-class Submarine  United States  1943  
Grampus  Tambor-class Submarine  United States  1940  
Graph  Type VII-class Submarine  United Kingdom    
Grayback  Tambor-class Submarine  United States  1941  
Grayling  Tambor-class Submarine  United States    
Greenling  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Grenadier  Tambor-class Submarine  United States    
Grouper  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Growler  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Grunion  Gato-class Submarine  United States  1941  
Guardfish  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Guavina  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1943  
Gudgeon  Tambor-class Submarine  United States    
Guitarro  Gato-class Submarine  United States  1943  
Gunnel  Gato-class Submarine  United States  1942  
Gurnard  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Ha-101  Type SS-class Submarine  Japan  1944  
Ha-102  Type SS-class Submarine  Japan  1944  
Ha-104  Type SS-class Submarine  Japan  1944  
Ha-19  Type A-class Midget Submarine  Japan    
Hackleback  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1943  
Haddo  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Haddock  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Hake  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Halibut  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Hammerhead  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1943  
Harder  Gato-class Submarine  United States  1942  
Hardhead  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Hawkbill  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1944  
Herring  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Hoe  Gato-class Submarine  United States  1942  
I-369  Type D1-class Submarine  Japan  1944  
I-400  I-400-class Submarine  Japan    
I-401  I-400-class Submarine  Japan    
I-402  I-400-class Submarine  Japan    
I-52  C3-class Submarine  Japan    
I-53  C3-class Submarine  Japan    
I-58  Type B3-class Submarine  Japan  1944  
I-68 / I-168  Kaidai-class Submarine  Japan  1934  
Icefish  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Iride  Perla-class Submarine  Italy  1936  
Jack  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Jallao  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Kairyu-class Summary Information  Kairyu-class Midget Submarine  Japan    
Kaiten-class Summary Information  Kaiten-class Midget Submarine  Japan    
Kete  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1944  
Kingfish  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Kraken  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Lagarto  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Lamprey  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Lapon  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Ling  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Lionfish  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Lizardfish  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Loggerhead  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Macabi  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Mackerel  Mackerel-class Submarine  United States    
Manta  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1943  
Mapiro  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Marlin  Mackerel-class Submarine  United States  1941  
Menhaden  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1944  
Mero  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1945  
Mingo  Gato-class Submarine  United States  1942  
Moray  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Muskallunge  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Narwhal  Narwhal-class Submarine  United States    
Nautilus  Narwhal-class Submarine  United States  1930  
Oberon  O-class Submarine  United Kingdom  1926  
Orzel  Orzel-class Submarine  Poland  1938  
Paddle  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Pampanito  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Papanikolis  Katsonis-class Submarine  Greece    
Parche  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1943  
Pargo  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Perch (Balao-class)  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Perch (Porpoise-class)  Porpoise-class Submarine  United States  1936  
Permit  Porpoise-class Submarine  United States  1936  
Peto  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Pickerel  Porpoise-class Submarine  United States  1936  
Picuda  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Pike  Porpoise-class Submarine  United States    
Pilotfish  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Pintado  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1943  
Pipefish  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Piper  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Piranha  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1943  
Plaice  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1943  
Plunger  Porpoise-class Submarine  United States    
Pogy  Gato-class Submarine  United States  1942  
Pollack  Porpoise-class Submarine  United States  1936  
Pomfret  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Pomodon  Tench-class Submarine  United States    
Pompano  Porpoise-class Submarine  United States    
Pompon  Gato-class Submarine  United States  1942  
Porpoise  Porpoise-class Submarine  United States    
Puffer  Gato-class Submarine  United States  1942  
Queenfish  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Quillback  Tench-class Submarine  United States    
R-1  R-class Submarine  United States  1918  
R-14  R-class Submarine  United States    
R-5  R-class Submarine  United States  1918  
R-7  R-class Submarine  United States    
Rasher  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Raton  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Ray  Gato-class Submarine  United States  1943  
Razorback  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Redfin  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Redfish  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Ro-58  Type L3-class Submarine  Japan  1922  
Robalo  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Rock  Gato-class Submarine  United States  1943  
Roncador  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Ronquil  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Runner (Gato-class)  Gato-class Submarine  United States  1942  
Runner (Tench-class)  Tench-class Submarine  United States    
S-18  S-class Submarine  United States  1920  
S-23  S-class Submarine  United States  1920  
S-26  S-class Submarine  United States    
S-27  S-class Submarine  United States    
S-28  S-class Submarine  United States  1922  
S-30  S-class Submarine  United States  1918  
S-31  S-class Submarine  United States  1918  
S-32  S-class Submarine  United States  1919  
S-33  S-class Submarine  United States  1918  
S-34  S-class Submarine  United States  1919  
S-35  S-class Submarine  United States  1919  
S-36  S-class Submarine  United States    
S-37  S-class Submarine  United States  1919  
S-38  S-class Submarine  United States    
S-39  S-class Submarine  United States    
S-40  S-class Submarine  United States  1921  
S-41  S-class Submarine  United States    
S-42  S-class Submarine  United States    
S-43  S-class Submarine  United States    
S-44  S-class Submarine  United States    
S-45  S-class Submarine  United States  1923  
S-46  S-class Submarine  United States  1923  
S-47  S-class Submarine  United States    
S-7  Srednyaya-class Submarine  Russia  1937  
Sailfish  Sargo-class Submarine  United States    
Salmon  Salmon-class Submarine  United States  1937  
Sand Lance  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Sargo  Sargo-class Submarine  United States  1938  
Saury  Sargo-class Submarine  United States    
Sawfish  Gato-class Submarine  United States  1942  
Scabbardfish  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Scamp  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Scirč  Adua-class Submarine  Italy  1938  
Scorpion  Gato-class Submarine  United States  1942  
Sculpin  Sargo-class Submarine  United States    
Sea Cat  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1944  
Sea Devil  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Sea Dog  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Sea Fox  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Sea Owl  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Sea Poacher  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Sea Robin  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1944  
Seadragon  Sargo-class Submarine  United States    
Seahorse  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1943  
Seal  Salmon-class Submarine  United States  1937  
Sealion (Balao-class)  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Sealion (Sargo-class)  Sargo-class Submarine  United States  1939  
Searaven  Sargo-class Submarine  United States  1939  
Seawolf  Sargo-class Submarine  United States    
Segundo  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1944  
Sennet  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1944  
Shad  Gato-class Submarine  United States  1942  
Shark (Balao-class)  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1943  
Shark (Porpoise-class)  Porpoise-class Submarine  United States  1935  
ShCh-205  Shchuka-class Submarine  Russia  1934  
ShCh-307  Shchuka-class Submarine  Russia  1934  
ShCh-317  Shchuka-class Submarine  Russia  1935  
ShCh-320  Shchuka-class Submarine  Russia  1935  
ShCh-324  Shchuka-class Submarine  Russia  1935  
ShCh-401  Shchuka-class Submarine  Russia  1935  
Silversides  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Skate  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Skipjack  Salmon-class Submarine  United States  1937  
Snapper  Salmon-class Submarine  United States    
Snook  Gato-class Submarine  United States  1942  
Spadefish  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Spearfish  Sargo-class Submarine  United States    
Spikefish  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Spot  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1944  
Springer  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1944  
Steelhead  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Sterlet  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1943  
Stickleback  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Stingray  Salmon-class Submarine  United States    
Sturgeon  Salmon-class Submarine  United States    
Sunfish (Gato-class)  Gato-class Submarine  United States  1942  
Sunfish (S-class)  S-class Submarine  United Kingdom  1936  
Swordfish  Sargo-class Submarine  United States    
Tambor  Tambor-class Submarine  United States    
Tang  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1943  
Tarpon  Porpoise-class Submarine  United States    
Tautog  Tambor-class Submarine  United States  1940  
Tench  Tench-class Submarine  United States    
Thornback  Tench-class Submarine  United States    
Threadfin  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Thresher  Tambor-class Submarine  United States    
Thunderbolt  T-class Submarine  United Kingdom  1938  
Tigrone  Tench-class Submarine  United States    
Tilefish  Balao-class Submarine  United States    
Tinosa  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Tirante  Tench-class Submarine  United States  1944  
Torsk  Tench-class Submarine  United States    
Trepang  Balao-class Submarine  United States  1944  
Tribune  T-class Submarine  United Kingdom  1938  
Trigger  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Triton  Tambor-class Submarine  United States    
Trout  Tambor-class Submarine  United States    
Trutta  Tench-class Submarine  United States    
Tullibee  Gato-class Submarine  United States    
Tuna  Tambor-class Submarine  United States    
Tunny  Gato-class Submarine  United States  1942  
Type B-class Summary Information  Type B-class Midget Submarine  Japan    
Type C-class Summary Information  Type C-class Midget Submarine  Japan    
Type D-class Summary Information  Type D-class Midget Submarine  Japan    
Type XXVII-class Summary Information  Type XXVII-class Midget Submarine  Germany    
U-166  IXC-class Submarine  Germany    
U-175  IXC-class Submarine  Germany    
U-27  Type VII-class Submarine  Germany  1936  
U-36  Type VII-class Submarine  Germany  1936  
U-47  Type VII-class Submarine  Germany    
U-505  IXC-class Submarine  Germany    
U-52  Type VII-class Submarine  Germany  1938  
U-530  IXC-class Submarine  Germany  1942  
U-537  IXC-class Submarine  Germany    
U-576  Type VII-class Submarine  Germany  1941  
U-869  IXC-class Submarine  Germany  1943  
U-977  Type VII-class Submarine  Germany  1943  
Wahoo  Gato-class Submarine  United States  1942  
Whale  Gato-class Submarine  United States  1942  



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