USS Pompano (SS-491)
|Builder:||Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine|
|Laid down:||16 July 1945|
|Fate:||Construction contract cancelled 12 August 1945|
|Class and type:||Tench-class diesel-electric submarine|
|Length:||311 ft 8 in (95.00 m)|
|Beam:||27 ft 4 in (8.33 m)|
|Draft:||17 ft 0 in (5.18 m) maximum|
|Range:||11,000 nautical miles (20,000 km) surfaced at 10 knots (19 km/h)|
|Test depth:||400 ft (120 m)|
|Complement:||10 officers, 71 enlisted|
USS Pompano (SS-491), a Tench-class submarine, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for the pompano, a marine carangoid living in the southern Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico coasts of North America. Her construction by Portsmouth Navy Yard was authorized on 29 August 1944 and her keel was laid down on 16 July 1945, but the contract for her construction was cancelled on 12 August 1945 with the end of World War II.
- Bauer, K. Jack; Roberts, Stephen S. (1991). Register of Ships of the U.S. Navy, 1775-1990: Major Combatants. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. pp. 280–282. ISBN 0-313-26202-0.
- Bauer, K. Jack; Roberts, Stephen S. (1991). Register of Ships of the U.S. Navy, 1775–1990: Major Combatants. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. pp. 275–282. ISBN 978-0-313-26202-9.
- U.S. Submarines Through 1945 pp. 261–263
- U.S. Submarines Through 1945 pp. 305–311
- U.S. Submarines Through 1945 pp. 305-311
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