Gato Class Submarine
Gato Class Submarine
Gato class submarines patrolled most of the Pacific during World War II and played a key role in the destruction of Japanese maritime power. These tough submarines were 300 feet long, with six torpedo tubes forward and four astern. They could attack either by day or night. The profile of a Gato class sub emerging from the sea must have looked eerily like a gigantic shark, with its line of limber holes like a row of teeth.
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James Griffiths
Carl Herrman
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2000
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