USS Tautog, SS-199, Tambor class submarine
USS Tautog (SS-199), a Tambor class submarine, was laid down at the Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT, on March 1st, 1939, launched January 27, 1940 and commissioned on July 3, 1940.
Tautog received 14 battle stars and the Navy Unit Commendation for World War-II service.
Decommissioned, December 8,1945, at Portsmouth, NH; Struck from the Naval Register, September 11,1959.
Specifications, USS Tautog, SS-199, Tambor class:
The lead boat of the class was laid down on January 16,1939, at Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT.; launched, December 20,1939; commissioned USS Tambor (SS-198), June 3,1940.

Displacement (srf/sub tons):
Dimensions (L*B*D feet): 307`2*27`3*13`3
Propulsion: diesel-electric,4*GM-Winton V-16, or 4*Fairbanks-Morse 9 or 10-cylinder opposed-piston diesel/generator sets, 5,400hp, 4*General Electric or Elliot Motor Co. electric main motors with 2,740hp, reduction gear, two 126-cell main storage batteries, two propellers
Speed (srf/sub knots): 20.0/8.0
Range (srf/sub n/miles@knots): 11,000@10/100@2
Diving depth (feet): 250
Complement: 5 officers 54 enlisted
Torpedo: 6*21" bow torpedo tubes, 4*21" stern torpedo tubes, total of 24 torpedoes
Mines: none
Armament: 1*3"/50 main deck gun, 2*0.5 cal. AA machine guns, 2*0.30 cal. machine guns
6 boats, SS-198 to SS-203, commissioned between 1940 and 1941. 

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Marshall Is. 1998 USS Tautog, SS-199, 1940
Marshall Is. 2005 USS Tautog, SS-199, 1940
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