Historically the US Navy followed a naming standard, in which submarines were named after fish and marine mammals, however, that changed with the Los Angeles Class SSN688,  and Virginia Class SSN774.  Fleed Balistic Missile Submarines (SSBN’s) were first named after famous people and then states.  There were unique submarines that did not adhere to the convention.  The good news is SECNAV announced that three new Virginia Class SSN’s will be correctly named, USS Barb SSN804, USS Tang SSN805, and USS Wahoo SSN806.

During World War II, American Submarines destroyed Japans maritime power.  Overall, 263 US submarines undertook war patrols, claiming 1,392 ships and 5,583,400 tons during the war. Submarines in the United States Navy were responsible for sinking 540,192 tons or 30% of the Japanese navy and 4,779,902 tons of shipping, or 54.6% of all Japanese shipping in the Pacific Theater.

There have been two submarines named Tinosa, with hull numbers SS283 and SSN606