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Marlin

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassMackerel-class Submarine
Hull NumberSS-205
Builder NamePortsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, United States
Laid Down23 May 1940
Launched29 Jan 1941
Commissioned1 Aug 1941
Decommissioned9 Nov 1945
Displacement810 tons standard; 1,184 tons submerged
Length239 feet
Beam22 feet
Draft13 feet
MachineryTwo ALCO diesel engines (1,700hp), two General Electric electric motors (1,500hp), two 126-cell Sargo batteries, 2 screws
Speed14 knots
Range7,400nm at 10 knots
Crew37
Armament4x533mm forward torpedo tubes, 2x533mm aft torpedo tubes, 12 torpedoes, 1x76mm 50cal gun
Submerged Speed9 knots

Contributor:

ww2dbaseUSS Marlin was commissioned several months prior to the United States' entry into WW2. Throughout the war, she patrolled the waters off the coast of northeastern United States, from Maine down to the Long Island Sound, and conducted several training missions. She was decommissioned in late 1945 and was sold in 1946 for scrap.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia

Last Major Revision: Jul 2011

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Marlin Operational Timeline

23 May 1940 Submarine Marlin was laid down at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery in Maine, United States.
29 Jan 1941 Submarine Marlin was launched, sponsored by Mrs. John D. Wainwright.
1 Aug 1941 USS Marlin was commissioned into service with Lieutenant George A. Sharp in command.
21 Mar 1942 USS Marlin departed New London, Connecticut, United States.
22 Mar 1942 USS Marlin arrived at Casco Bay, Maine, United States and joined Task Group 27.1 for anti-submarine warfare training.
18 Apr 1942 USS Marlin arrived at New London, Connecticut, United States.
7 Jan 1943 USS Marlin arrived at Casco Bay, Maine, United States and joined Task Group 27.1.
16 Jan 1943 USS Marlin departed Casco Bay, Maine, United States.
26 Jul 1944 USS Marlin collided with SC-642 while undergoing training, sustaining light damage.
10 Sep 1944 USS Marlin arrived at New London, Connecticut, United States.
20 Oct 1945 USS Marlin departed New London, Connecticut, United States and arrived at Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States.
25 Oct 1945 USS Marlin departed Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States.
31 Oct 1945 USS Marlin arrived at Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
9 Nov 1945 USS Marlin was decommissioned from service at the Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts, United States.
28 Nov 1945 Submarine Marlin was struck from the US Naval Registrar.
29 Mar 1946 Submarine Marlin was sold to Boston Metal Company, Baltimore, Maryland, United States for scrap.

Photographs

Port side view of USS Marlin underway, circa 1943Broadside view of USS Marlin, off Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States, 19 May 1943
See all 8 photographs of Submarine Marlin (SS-205)



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Port side view of USS Marlin underway, circa 1943Broadside view of USS Marlin, off Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States, 19 May 1943
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