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Hammerhead

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassBalao-class Submarine
Hull NumberSS-364
Builder NameManitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc, WI
Laid Down5 May 1943
Launched24 Oct 1943
Commissioned1 Mar 1944
Decommissioned9 Feb 1946
Displacement1,526 tons standard; 2,424 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 Output5,400 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 Turkey23 Oct 1954

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Hammerhead Operational Timeline

1 Mar 1944 Hammerhead was commissioned into service.
9 Feb 1946 Hammerhead was decommissioned from service.

Photographs

Hammerhead underwayHammerhead during trials in Lake Michigan, 22 Feb 194452 submarines and 4 submarine tenders of the US Navy Reserve Fleet, Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, circa Jan 1946Recommissioning ceremony of Guitarro, Hammerhead, and Hardhead at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 6 Feb 1952




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