USS DOLPHIN (SS-169)



As with the other submarines moored in Southeast Loch, Dolphin suffered no damage. Slightly more than half the size of Narwhal, Dolphin was capable of the same speed and possessed the same armament. In addition, she was more maneuverable and could dive more quickly. However, she only had half the range, and could not dive as deeply. After her second patrol, Dolphin developed a serious oil leak. "Mush" Morton was scheduled to take her over upon her return but he refused, calling her a "deathtrap". Although Morton's career suffered from this, Dolphin was retired after her next patrol for the same reasons Morton voiced.


SHIPS DATA

NAME: Dolphin

HULL NUMBER: SS-169

DIMENSIONS:

Displacement: 1,540 tons (surfaced), 2,215 tons (submerged)
Length Overall: 319'
Waterline Length: 307'
Maximum Beam: 28'
Mean Draft: 13'

ARMAMENT:

1x4" 50cal guns (foreward of conning tower)
6x21" Torpedo Tubes



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