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U.S.S. ALBACORE

(SS-218)

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SS-218 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR 1941 - Keel Date: 21 APR 1941
at General Dynamics Electric Boat Groton CT
FEB 1942 - Launch Date: 17 FEB 1942
JUN 1942 - Commissioned: 1 JUN 1942

SS-218 General Specifications

Class: Gato-class submarine

Complement: 6 Officers and 54 Enlisted

Displacement: 1525 tons

Length: 311 feet 9 inches

Beam: 27 feet 3 inches

Draft: 17 feet

Range: 11 000 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition: Probably sunk by friendly fire from Richard M. Rowell (DE-