USS Triton (thing)
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in the USN
Commissioned at the Portsmouth Naval Ship Yard, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in July, 1940. She was on patrol off of
on December 7th, 1941. Triton was the first
submarine to sink a Japanese vessel by gunfire, and by September, 1942,
had sunk more Japanese tonnage than all other USN submarines operating out of
made six war patrols against the Empire of Japan, sinking 19 Japanese ships and damaging 7 more before being lost with all hands somewhere in the Pacific Ocean in March 1943.
is world famous for completing the
of the globe completely submerged.From February 16 to May 10, 1960,
covered 41,500 miles, mostly at a steady 21 knots.
was laid on May 29, 1956 at Electric Boat. She was launched on August 19, 1958 and commissioned on November 10, 1959.
was the last USN submarine to have a
. She was also the last submarine to have any significant deck superstructure, or casing, twin screws and a stern
. She is the only USN submarine to have two
. On her maiden voyage she completed her famous around the world cruise.
was originally designed as a
submarine. She was to have operated in advance of the
, and would dive once she had spotted an incoming air raid, thus being invulnerable to attack. (The USN lost many
which were operating as radar pickets, being well out from the main body of the fleet, they were vulnerable to attack, especially by
.) This mission was rapidly superseded because of the development of airborne early warning aircraft. Her main role
, too big (and noisy), and lacking the
to be an effective
, in 1969
became the first nuclear submarine to be decomissioned.
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