Haddock Class Submarine (1913)
|Overview of 8 vessels|
|Citations for this data available on individual ship pages|
|Haddock||Fore River Shipbuilding Company||3 Sep, 1913||3 Sep, 1913||Broken up 1931|
|Cachalot||Fore River Shipbuilding Company||4 Oct, 1913||31 Jan, 1914||Broken up 1931|
|Orca||Union Iron Works||14 Mar, 1914||30 Oct, 1914||Broken up 1931|
|Walrus||Moran Brothers Shipyard||19 Mar, 1914||24 Oct, 1914||Broken up 1931|
|K-5||Fore River Shipbuilding Company||17 Mar, 1914||22 Aug, 1914||Broken up 1931|
|K-6||Fore River Shipbuilding Company||26 Mar, 1914||9 Sep, 1914||Broken up 1931|
|K-7||Union Iron Works||20 Jun, 1914||1 Dec, 1914||Broken up 1931|
|K-8||Union Iron Works||11 Jul, 1914||1 Dec, 1914||Broken up 1931|
Design and Construction
In early 1916, the U.S. Navy considered that the effective endurance of the K class at sea was ten days, and that the crew would then need about 12-14 days to recover their health while the engines received a necessary overhaul. It was felt that, at surface displacements of under 500 tons, all but three of the existing American submarines were too small, and that the larger boats in German service produced a more effective fighting force.
- It is uncertain if they were ever called such.
- Estimates Submitted to the Secretary of the Navy, Volume II, 1916. pp. 1557-60.
- Estimates Submitted to the Secretary of the Navy, Volume II, 1916. pp. 1553-4.
- Gray, Randal (editor) (1985). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).
|Haddock Class Submarine|
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