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USS S-23

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassS-class Submarine
Hull NumberSS-128
BuilderBethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
Laid Down18 Jan 1919
Launched27 Oct 1920
Commissioned30 Oct 1923
Decommissioned2 Nov 1945
Displacement854 tons standard; 1062 tons submerged
Length219 feet
Beam21 feet
Draft16 feet
MachineryDiesel-electric engines
Bunkerage41,921 gal
Power Output1200 SHP
Speed14 knots
Armament4x21" torpedo tubes with 12 torpedoes, 1x4" deck gun


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USS S-23 Operational Timeline

30 Oct 1923 S-23 was commissioned into service.
2 Nov 1945 S-23 was decommissioned from service.


S-21, S-23, and S-26 at Groton, Connecticut, United States, 4 May 1923

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S-21, S-23, and S-26 at Groton, Connecticut, United States, 4 May 1923

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