S-37

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassS-class Submarine
Hull NumberSS-142
Builder NameUnion Iron Works, San Francisco, CA
Laid Down12 Dec 1918
Launched20 Jun 1919
Commissioned16 Jul 1923
Decommissioned6 Feb 1945
Displacement854 tons standard; 1,062 tons submerged
Length219 feet
Beam21 feet
Draft16 feet
MachineryDiesel-electric engines
Bunkerage41,921 gal
Power Output1,200 SHP
Speed14 knots
Crew38
Armament4x21" torpedo tubes with 12 torpedoes, 1x4" deck gun

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S-37 Operational Timeline

16 Jul 1923 S-37 was commissioned into service.
8 Jul 1942 USS S-37 sank Japanese transport Tenzan Maru 20 miles northwest of Rabaul, New Britain.
6 Feb 1945 S-37 was decommissioned from service.

Photographs

Men of US Navy Submarine Squadron 5 keeping score of sinkings aboard USS Griffin, 7 Jan 1943; the squadron operated out of Brisbane, Australia




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Men of US Navy Submarine Squadron 5 keeping score of sinkings aboard USS Griffin, 7 Jan 1943; the squadron operated out of Brisbane, Australia




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