USS TORSK (submarine)

Also known as: SS-423
Pier IV, Pratt St., Baltimore, Maryland

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Photo taken by John Reidy

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Description 

A World War II "Tench" class submarine that sank two Japanese Coastal Defense Ships on August 14, 1945, TORSK is credited with firing the last two torpedoes and sinking the last combatant ships of the war. After the war, TORSK's operations as a training vessel helped her establish a world record of 11,884 dives. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, January 14, 1986

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 14, 1986
Reference number
86000090
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Tench class submarine
Area of significance
Military
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Structure
Historic functions
Naval facility; Water-related
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant years
1944; 1945

Update Log 

  • May 28, 2011: New photos from John Reidy

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