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Re: US Submarines vis-a-vis U-Boats
Posted by: Forest ()
Date: December 09, 2005 04:55AM

Of course, the American submarines sank 5 million tons of Japanese merchant ships because, after that, there wasn't much more to sink.

Interesting footnote on diving depth: Some (not all) of the US Balao class boats were built using stronger (STS)and somewhat thicker steel than the rest of the class. These boats had a crush depth of just over 900 feet. That's pretty strong for the 1940s. I'm not sure how that compares with German boats. Friedman's books on US submarines give the details of the construction of these boats.

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Re: US Submarines vis-a-vis U-Boats Forest 12/10/2005 03:02AM
Re: US Submarines vis-a-vis U-Boats Harold Moyers 12/05/2005 10:37PM
Re: US Submarines vis-a-vis U-Boats Forest 12/09/2005 04:55AM
Re: US Submarines vis-a-vis U-Boats--Tonnage Sunk by US Subs Robert Murphy 12/09/2005 10:00PM
Re: US Submarines vis-a-vis U-Boats--Tonnage Sunk by US Subs Forest 12/10/2005 03:00AM
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Re: US Submarines vis-a-vis U-Boats--Tonnage Sunk by US Subs Forest 12/12/2005 03:20AM
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Re: "Standard Displacement?" Forest 12/13/2005 02:14AM
Re: "Standard Displacement?" Robert Murphy 12/13/2005 04:52AM
Re: US Submarines vis-a-vis U-Boats--Tonnage Sunk by US Subs ROBERT M. 12/12/2005 05:25PM
Re: US Submarines vis-a-vis U-Boats--Tonnage Sunk by US Subs Robert Murphy 12/12/2005 10:35PM
Re: US Submarines vis-a-vis U-Boats--Tonnage Sunk by US Subs Forest 12/13/2005 02:43AM
Re: US Submarines vis-a-vis U-Boats--Tonnage Sunk by US Subs ROBERT M. 12/13/2005 03:52PM
Re: US Submarines vis-a-vis U-Boats--Tonnage Sunk by US Subs kurt 12/13/2005 07:45PM
Re: US Submarines vis-a-vis U-Boats--Tonnage Sunk by US Subs Forest 12/13/2005 09:32PM
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