Original 1950s U.S Navy USS Cusk SS-348 Balao Class Submarine 1st Missile Patch

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Original Item: Only One Available. This is a rare 1950s embroider patch for the USS Cusk SS-348 Balao Class Submarine. The patch measures measures approximately 4 7/8" in diameter. it is offered in very good condition.

Cusk (SS-348) was a Balao Class Submarine: Laid down, 25 May 1944, at the Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT.; Launched, 27 October 1945; Commissioned USS Cusk (SS-348), 5 February 1946; Redesignated Missile Submarine, (SSG-348), 20 January 1948; Reverted to (SS-348), 1 July 1954; Redesignated Auxiliary Research Submarine (AGSS-348) in 30 June 1969; Decommissioned and simultaneously struck from the Naval Register, 24 September 1969; Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 26 June 1972, to Zidell Exploration, Inc., Portland, OR., for $112,013.
Partial data submitted by Ron Reeves (of blessed memory) & Yves Hubert.

Specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 1,526 t., Submerged: 2,242 t.; Length 311' 9"; Beam 27' 3"; Draft 15' 3"; Speed, Surfaced 20.25 kts, Submerged 8.75 kts; Cruising Range, 11,000 miles surfaced at 10kts; Submerged Endurance, 48 hours at 2kts; Operating Depth, 400 ft; Complement 6 Officers, 60 Enlisted; Armament, one Loon missile (an Americanized version of the German V-1) in its hangar, ten 21" torpedo tubes, six forward, four aft, 24 torpedoes, one 5"/25 deck gun, one 40mm gun, one 20mm gun, two .50 cal. machine guns; Patrol Endurance 75 days; Propulsion, diesel-electric reduction gear with four main generator engines., General Motors diesel engines, HP 5400, Fuel Capacity 118,000, four General Electric motors, HP 2,740, two 126-cell main storage batteries, two propellers.
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