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|360k||Launching of the D-2 (SS-18) at the Fore River shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, 16 June 1909. The tug Irving Fros is coming alongside to bring her dockside.||NARA (National Archives and Record Administration) photo # 19-N-14891, courtesy of Daniel Dunham. Text courtesy of U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 53773.|
|91k||Port side view of the D-2 (SS-18) underway, probably during builder's trials, circa 1909.Note the striped poles near the submarine's bow and stern, possibly for evaluating trim angles while partially submerged.||U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph, # NH 53774.|
|140k||The internal helm stand of a voice tube on a D-class boat (SS-17/18/19). The watertight door to the torpedo room is seen to the right of the helm wheel. The helm wheel motor is attached via gearing to the transmission shaft, which ran aft to the rudder linkage. |
Directly above the helm wheel is a mirror into which the helmsman looked to obtain a view of the magnetic compass repeater above. Normal steering was by an electric switch that operated the motor.
|The photo is on page 42 of "United States Submarines" by the Naval Submarine League. Photo submitted by Darryl L. Baker.|
|116k|| C-5 (SS-16);outboard; and|
D-2 (SS-18), by the dock, fitting out at the Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, during the summer or fall of 1909.
|U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph, # NH 99006.|
|53k|| Navy submarines in port, circa 1909.
Possibly photographed at the Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, these submarines are (from left to right): |
either D-1 (SS-17)
or D-3 (SS-19);
and D-2 (SS-18).
|U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 53776.|
|528k||SUBMARINE THAT TOOK PART IN GREAT RECORD SWIM||Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.|
Photo from Evening Bulletin. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii) 1895-1912, 22 July 1911, 3:30 EDITION, Image 17, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|1.25k||In Wake of Craft That Cleaves the Depths Lie Many Dead Pioneers|
Experiments That Led Up to Wonderful Feat of a Squadron of American Submarines the Other Day Have Cost Hundreds of Lives and Millions of Money.
|Embedded text courtesy of U.S. Submarines Through 1945, An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman. Naval Institute Press.|
PDF Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 2 July 1911, Image 17, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|136k||The Salmon (SS-19),Grayling (SS-18), Tarpon (SS-14), Octopus (SS-9), Bonita (SS-15) with the battleship Nebraska (BB-14) in the background on 28 October 1911.||Digital ID # 2162989549_03ac37e6c6_o, LC-B2-2335-13. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection, courtesy of Tom Kermen.|
|136k||Bow of the tender Severn and her charges: Salmon (SS-19),Grayling (SS-18), Tarpon (SS-14), Octopus (SS-9), Bonita (SS-15) with the battleship Nebraska (BB-14) in the background on 28 October 1911.||Digital ID # 2163790702_9293e5e616_o. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection, courtesy of Tom Kermen.|
|102k||Grayling (SS-18) at her moorings, between November 1909 & November 1911 prior to her name change to D-2. She appears to be testing the use of bow planes prior to the building of the E boats, (they were just D's but had bow planes).||Text i.d. courtesy of Ric Hedman.
USN photo from The World Encyclopedia of Submarines, by John Parker, courtesy of Robert Hurst.
|63k||D-2 (SS-18) underway, starboard side view, at the Naval Review at New York City, 4 October 1912.||USN photo from NARA # 19-N-13647, courtesy of Daniel Dunham.|
|249k||A D-class (SS-18) makes her way through the 1910's.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|62k||A number of boats home-ported in Key West had squadron numbers in the "2" over some number sequence.
Identifiable boats are: (2nd from the left) D-2 (SS-18), (middle) D-3 (SS-19), (2nd from the right) E-2 (SS-25).
|Photo courtesy of The US Navy Submarine Force Museum via Ric Hedman.|
|859k||SUBMARINE FLOTILLA REACHES NAVY YARD |
Five of Uncle Sam's Smallest and Most Menacing Defenders, the Submarines D-1 (SS-17), D-2 (SS-18), D-3 (SS-19), E-1 (SS-24) and E-2 (SS-25), under the lee of the Mother Ship, the Monitor Tonopah (M-8), at the Washington Navy Yard.
|Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 18 July 1914, HOME EDITION, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|377k||"U.S. Submarines awaiting Orders"|
Halftone reproduction, printed on a postal card, of a photograph of five submarines nested together prior to World War I. The three "boats" at right are (from center to right): D-2 (SS-18); D-1 (SS-17); and D-3 (SS-19). The two at left are probably (in no particular order) E-1 (SS-24) and E-2 (SS-25).
|Photograph # NH 78926 from the U.S. Naval Historical Center, courtesy of Commander Donald J. Robinson, USN (Medical Service Corps), 1973.
Photo courtesy of ussnewyork.com.
|626k||Photograph shows US submarines moored at the 135th street pier on the Upper West Side of New York City as part of the Presidential review of the Atlantic Fleet. The picture shows the Tonopah (M-8) in the center, with the submarines E-1 (SS-24), E-2 (SS-25), D-2 (SS-18), D-1 (SS-17) and D-3 (SS-19) lying from left to right alongside the dock at 135th street.||Digital Source: Bain News Service.
LOC photo # LC-B2-3481-14 / 19118v from lcweb2.loc.gov.
|520k||VANGUARD OF ATLANTIC FLEET FOR PRESIDNTIAL REVIEW IN NEW YORK|
These vessels led the Atlantic fleet which arrived in New York for the big review by President Wilson. The picture shows the Tonopah (M-8) in the background, with the submarines E-1 (SS-24), E-2 (SS-25), D-2 (SS-18), D-1 (SS-17) and D-3 (SS-19) lying from left to right alongside the dock at 135th street. On recount of the activities of the submarines in the European War, these little under-the-water craft of the United States navy are coming in for a great deal of interest by the public.
|Image and text provided by Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.|
Photo from Evening Public Ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, 08 May 1915, Night Extra, Image 18, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|804k||Four American Submarines Ready for Naval Exhibition|
From left to right:E-2 (SS-25), D-2 (SS-18), D-1 (SS-17) and D-3 (SS-19).
|Image and text provided by University of South Carolina; Columbia, SC.
Photo from The Intelligencer. (Anderson, S.C.) 1915-1917, 14 May 1915, Image 8, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|60k||D-2 (SS-18) photographed circa 1914, probably in the harbor of Newport, Rhode Island.||U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 99160. Courtesy of Jim Kazalis, 1981.|
|283k||A D-class (SS-17 / 19) submarine with a crewman about to signal, circa 1917.||Donor: Frank Freidel. |
Photo i.d. courtesy of Ric Hedman.
Photo # 65-3879 courtesy of trumanlibrary.org.
|549k||U.S. submarine going to sea for practice, circa 1918:
From right to left, two subs in the photo to the right, You can just see the sterns and a flag. Class/s unknown.
D-boat in mid-river. She is ballasted down aft so that her props, rudder, and aft diving planes clear the ice in the river. Next to pier is the G-3 (SS-31), the other two boats alongside the pier are actually EB design N-class boats, ( N-1, 2 & 3). The arrangement of the towing fairlead bullnose, the towing shackle, and the bow plane arrangement all match EB design N-boats. You can see Conn College on the hill in the background.
|Photo & text i.d. courtesy of Dave Johnston (USNR) & Ric Hedmen.|
Photographer: Western Newspaper Union.
National Archives Identifier: 45512000
Local Identifier: 165-WW-331E-7.
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
Photo added 03/30/17.
|832k||D-3 (SS-19), at left, and D-2 (SS-18) center at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, 5 March 1919, with shipyard workmen on board. Note the ventilating fans on D-3's deck. A derrick barge is alongside D-2. Among the four submarines visible in the background are L-1 (SS-40), L-4 (SS-43) and L-10 (SS-50). A motorcycle is parked at the far left.||U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 51157.|
|115k||Port side view of the D-2 (SS-18) underway, date and location unknown.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
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