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    Posted: 11 Feb 2019 at 5:23pm
I'm confused and cannot find the answer. An individual states that WW2 subs carried 125,000 Gal of fuel. However he doesn't state what class of boat that is. My research finds that a Gato class boat carried 94,500 gallons, but, is that with or with out the Fuel Oil Ballast tanks? Is he quoting a Tench Class boat? It certainly couldn't have been an S class.
Question: how much fuel does a Gato class hold with Fuel Oil Ballast tanks filled?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dave595 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 2019 at 5:42pm
http://navsource.org/archives/08/pdf/0823839v.pdf
Fuel capacity: 94,400 gals (116,000 gals wartime)
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Looking at the Historic Naval Ships Association site at some Booklet of General Plans:
Balao Class looks like they had about 120,000 gallons and Tench Class had about 113000 gallons.  Just a couple of sample points.
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