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SS-181 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN1936-Keel Date: 14 JAN 1936
at Mare Island Naval Shipyard Vallejo CA
MAR1937-Launch Date: 11 MAR 1937
JUN1937-Commissioned: 12 JUN 1937

SS-181 General Specifications

Class: Porpoise-class submarine

Complement: 5 Officers and 45 Enlisted

Displacement: 1350 tons

Length: 298 feet 0 inches

Beam: 25 feet

Draft: 13 feet 9 in

Range: 11 000 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition: Possibly struck a mine north of Honshū in September 1943