Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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Turbot (SS-427)

A large, brown and white flatfish, valued as a food.

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Turbot (Submarine No. 21) was renamed G-3 (q.v.) on 11 November 1911.

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Turbot (SS-427), a Balao-class submarine, was laid down on 13 November 1943 at Philadelphia, Pa., by the Cramp Shipbuilding Co., but the contract for her construction was cancelled on 12 August 1945. Her partially completed hulk was later launched and, in 1950, was assigned to the Naval Ship Research and Development Center, Annapolis, Md. There, it is used for research and development in connection with the control and reduction of machinery noise in submarines.

Published: Mon Apr 25 07:36:12 EDT 2016