USS Plaice

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassBalao-class Submarine
Hull NumberSS-390
BuilderPortsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine, United States
Laid Down14 Jul 1943
Launched15 Nov 1943
Commissioned12 Feb 1944
Displacement1526 tons standard; 2391 tons submerged
Length312 feet
Beam27 feet
Draft15 feet
MachineryFour Fairbanks Morse diesel engines, four Elliot Motor Co. electric motors
Bunkerage116,000 gallons, two 126-cell main storage batteries
Power Output5400 SHP
Speed20 knots
Range11,000 miles at 10 knots
Crew66
Armament10x21" torpedo tubes with 24 torpedos, 1x5" deck gun, 1x40mm, 1x20mm, 2x0.50 caliber machine guns
Submerged Speed8.75 knots;Transferred to Brazil1972

Contributor:

This article has been removed for review and updates, please check back again soon!

USS Plaice Operational Timeline

14 Jul 1943 The keel of submarine Plaice was laid down.
12 Feb 1944 Plaice was commissioned into service.




Share this article with your friends:

 Facebook  Reddit
 Twitter  Digg
 Google+  Delicious
 StumbleUpon  


Stay updated with WW2DB:

 RSS Feeds



Posting Your Comments on this Topic

Your Name
Your Email
 Your email will not be published
Comment Type
Your Comments
Security Code
 

 

Note: We hope that visitor conversations at WW2DB will be constructive and thought-provoking. Please refrain from using strong language. HTML tags are not allowed. Your IP address will be tracked even if you remain anonymous. WW2DB site administrators reserve the right to moderate, censor, and/or remove any comment. All comment submissions will become the property of WW2DB.

Search WW2DB & Partner Sites
More on USS Plaice
Partner Sites Content:
» Plaice Submarine Operations Research Group Attack Data



Famous WW2 Quote
"All that silly talk about the advance of science and such leaves me cold. Give me peace and a retarded science."

Thomas Dodd, late 1945