Turkish Navy submarine Sakarya, S-332

On August 23, 1948, USS Boarfish SS-327, a Balao class submarine, was transferred on loan under the Military Assistance Program to Turkey to serve the Turkish Navy as Sakarya S-332.
TCG Sakarya was decommissioned from the Turkish Navy on December 12, 1975 and returned to US control were she was sold for scrapping.

USS Boarfish
was laid by the Electric Boat Company, Groton, CT, August 12, 1943;
launched on May 21, 1944 and commissioned on September 23, 1944.
Decommissioned on May 21, 1948; Struck from the navy list and sold to Turkey August 23, 1948; returned to US control and sold for scrapping.

Specifications, Balao class:

Displacement (srf/sub tons):
Dimensions (L*B*D feet): 311`8*27`3*15`3
Propulsion: diesel-electric,4*1,350hp Fairbanks Morse diesel engines, 4*685hp Elliot Motor Co. electric main motors, reduction gear ,two 126-cell main storage batteries, two propellers
Speed (srf/sub knots): 20.25/8.75
Range (srf/sub n/miles@knots): 11,000@10/100@2
Diving depth (feet): 400
Complement: 6 officers 60 enlisted
Torpedo: 6*21" (533mm) bow torpedo tubes, 4*21" stern torpedo tubes, total of 24 torpedoes
Mines: none
Armament: 1*5"/25 main deck gun, 1*40mm AA gun, 1*20mm AA gun, 2*0.5 machine gun

Image Country Year Description
Turkey 1949 Submarine TCG Sakarya
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