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
Armament10x21" torpedo tubes with 24 torpedos, 1x5" deck gun, 1x40mm, 1x20mm, 2x0.50 caliber machine guns
Submerged Speed8.75 knots;Transferred to Brazil1972


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USS Plaice Operational Timeline

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

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