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USS Guavina

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassBalao-class Submarine
Hull NumberSS-362
BuilderManitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc, WI
Laid Down3 Mar 1943
Launched29 Aug 1943
Commissioned23 Dec 1943
Decommissioned6 Dec 1945
Displacement1526 tons standard; 2424 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
Armament10x21in torpedo tubes with 24 torpedoes, 1x5in, 4x machine guns
Recommission1 February 1950
Final Decommission27 Mar 1959

Contributor:

ww2dbaseGuavina was commissioned at the end of 1943 with Lieutenant Commander Carl Tiedeman in command. After shakedown and training, she joined the Pacific War on 5 Apr 1945. She went on six patrols during the course of the Pacific War, sinking 8 transports and 5 smaller ships and rescuing many survivors, which included both American aviators and Japanese sailors. After the war, she underwent extensive overhaul and became a submarine and aircraft oiler serving mostly in the Caribbean Sea. She was sunk as a target by submarine Cubera off Cape Henry, Virginia, United States in 1967.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia.

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USS Guavina Operational Timeline

23 Dec 1943 Guavina was commissioned into service.
6 Dec 1945 Guavina was decommissioned from service.

Photographs

US submarines Bashaw, Mingo, Dragonet, Guavina, Sunfish, Sargo, Spearfish, and Saury at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 6 Dec 1945Inactivated submarines at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, early 194652 submarines and 4 submarine tenders of the US Navy Reserve Fleet, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, circa Jan 1946Inactivated submarines at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 3 Jan 1946
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US submarines Bashaw, Mingo, Dragonet, Guavina, Sunfish, Sargo, Spearfish, and Saury at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 6 Dec 1945
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