USS GUDGEON was the fifth ship in the TANG - class of Diesel submarines and the second ship in the Navy to bear the name. Reclassified auxiliary research submarine (AGSS) in April 1978, and guided missile auxiliary submarine (SSAG) on November 5, 1979, the GUDGEON was decommissioned on September 30, 1983, and was subsequently loaned to Turkey, where she was recommissioned as HIZIR REIS (S 342). Eventually purchased by Turkey on August 6, 1987, the GUDGEON continued to serve with the Turkish Navy and is now a floating museum.
|General Characteristics:||Keel laid: May 20, 1950|
|Launched: June 11, 1952|
|Commissioned: November 21, 1952|
|Decommissioned: September 9, 1983|
|Builder: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, NH.|
|Propulsion system: three diesel engines (4,500 HP), two electric motors (5,600 HP)|
|Length: 287 feet (87.5 meters)|
|Beam: 27.2 feet (8.3 meters)|
|Draft: 17 feet (5.2 meters)|
|Displacement: Surfaced: approx. 2,050 tons Submerged: approx. 2,260 tons|
|Speed: Surfaced: approx. 20 knots Submerged: approx. 17 knots|
|Armament: eight 533 mm torpedo tubes|
|Crew: 8 Officers, 75 Enlisted|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS GUDGEON. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
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