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USS Brill

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassBalao-class Submarine
Hull NumberSS-330
BuilderElectric Boat Company
Laid Down23 Sep 1943
Launched25 Jun 1944
Commissioned26 Oct 1944
Decommissioned23 May 1948
Displacement1550 tons standard; 2463 tons submerged
Length312 feet
Beam27 feet
Draft17 feet
MachineryFour GM Model 16-278A V16 diesel engines (5,400shp), four high-speed General Electric electric motors (2,740shp), two 126-cell Sargo batteries, two propellers
Speed20 knots
Range11,000nm at 10 knots surfaced, 48 hours at 2 knots submerged
Crew81
Armament6x533mm forward torpedo tubes, 4x533mm aft torpedo tubes, 24 torpedoes, 1x127mm gun, 1x40mm Bofors gun, 1x20mm Oerlikon cannon, 2x .50cal machine guns
Submerged Speed8.75 knots

Contributor:

ww2dbaseSubmarine USS Brill was commissioned into service in late 1944. She conducted three war patrols during the Pacific War and had one confirmed sinking. After the war, she was transferred to Turkey; operating under the new name Inönü, she remained in Turkish service until 1972.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia

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USS Brill Operational Timeline

23 Sep 1943 The keel of submarine Brill was laid down by the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut, United States.
25 Jun 1944 Submarine Brill was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by the wife of Rear Admiral Francis Low.
26 Oct 1944 USS Brill was commissioned into service with Commander H. B. Dodge in command.
7 Dec 1944 USS Brill departed New London, Connecticut, United States.
8 Jan 1945 USS Brill arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii.
28 Jan 1945 USS Brill departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her first war patrol.
11 Jul 1945 USS Brill damaged a Japanese transport in the Gulf of Thailand, hitting her with 1 of 11 torpedoes fired.
19 Jul 1945 USS Brill fired four torpedoes at a Japanese destroyer in the Gulf of Thailand; all torpedoes missed.
31 Aug 1945 USS Brill departed Fremantle, Australia.
9 Sep 1945 USS Brill arrived at Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippine Islands.
12 Feb 1946 USS Brill arrived at San Diego, California, United States.
23 Apr 1946 USS Brill departed San Diego, California, United States.
1 May 1946 USS Brill began a period of repair at Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, US Territory of Hawaii.
12 Sep 1946 USS Brill departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii.
9 Nov 1946 USS Brill arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii.
4 Sep 1947 USS Brill departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii.
29 Sep 1947 USS Brill began a scheduled overhaul at San Francisco Naval Shipyard, San Francisco, California, United States.
24 Feb 1948 USS Brill departed San Francisco, California, United States.
16 Mar 1948 USS Brill arrived at New London, Connecticut, United States.
23 May 1948 USS Brill was decommissioned from service and was transferred to Turkey, which commissioned her as submarine Inönü.
28 May 1948 Submarine Brill, now Turkish submarine Inönü, was struck from the US naval register.
29 Nov 1972 Submarine Inönü was decommissioned from service.

Photographs

USS Brill underway, 1940sUS Navy submarine tender Sperry with submarines Tilefish, Brill, Trepang, Jallao, Spot, and Lizardfish, circa late 1945 to early 1946USS Brill in harbor, 1940sUSS Brill at the San Francisco Naval Shipyard, San Francisco, California, United States, Sep 1947-Feb 1948




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