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U.S.S. PLUNGER

(SS-179)

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SS-179 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUL 1935 - Keel Date: 17 JUL 1935
at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Kittery ME
JUL 1936 - Launch Date: 8 JUL 1936
NOV 1936 - Commissioned: 19 NOV 1936
FEB 1941 - JUN 1945 Middle Pacific
NOV 1945 - Decommissioned: 15 NOV 1945

SS-179 General Specifications

Class: Porpoise-class diesel-electric submarine

Named for: Plunger

Complement: 5 Officers and 45 Enlisted

Displacement: 1350 tons

Length: 298 feet

Beam: 25 feet 0.875 inches

Flank Speed: 19 Knots

Range: 11 000 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Sold for breaking up 22 April 1957