Allied Warships

Submarine rescue vessels

Penguin class

3 ships

The submarine rescue vessel USS Penguin (ASR 12) of the US Navy.

Technical information

TypeSubmarine rescue vessel
Displacement1294 BRT 
Length205 feet 
Complement99 men 
Armament1 3" AA gun
4 20mm AA 
Max speed16 knots
EnginesDiesel-electric, 1 shaft 
Power3600 HP 
Notes on class 

US Navy US Navy ships of the Penguin class

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USS Bluebird (ASR 19)
USS Penguin (ASR 12)
USS Skylark (ASR 20)

3 Submarine rescue vessels of the Penguin class.

See all US Navy Submarine rescue vessel classes.

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