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Gato class submarine

During World War II the United States produced many Gato-class submarines. These submarines were powered by four diesel engines and ran on battery power when underwater. Gato submarines had both fore and aft torpedo tubes. They were deployed in the Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean. They used a double-hulled design, pioneered by the German U-Boats.

Several Gato subs are on display in the United States. For instance, the USS Cobia[?] (SS-245) is at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. See their web site for details: http://www.wimaritimemuseum.org/sub.htm



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