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|183k|| N-1 (SS-53) was intended for harbor defense: she was very nearly a modernized H-boat. Experience with N-boats (SS-53/59) was cited when the U.S. Navy rejected E.B.'s proposal to mass produce H-boats to fill a 1918 goal in submarine production. After WW I, these boats were used for training at New London, CT. ||Drawing by Jim Christley, text courtesy of U.S. Submarines Through 1945, An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman. Naval Institute Press.
|220k||Starboard side view of the N-1 (SS-53) , underway at Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington, possibly circa 1917.||Text courtesy of Harry Hoffman via John Parker. US Navy photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|99k||The crew of N-1 (SS-53) "horsing" a 2,000-pound torpedo through the loading hatch, 1918, probably at New London CT. The stowable davit with head sheave and hand winch is a necessary part of this exercise unless a shore side crane can be used. |
Note: There are other submarines that can be seen moored in the background. The submarine G-2 (SS-27) is the only boat readily identifiable.
|Photo & text courtesy of Beneath the Surface: World War I Submarines Built in Seattle and Vancouver by Bill Lightfoot. Photo courtesy of John Parker.|
|46k||N-1 (SS-53) , alongside H-1 (SS-28) , off of Cristobal, C.Z., circa December 1917.||US Navy photo courtesy of John Hummel.|
|686k||Following sea trails in Puget Sound, N-3 (SS-55), with sister ships N-1 (SS-53) and N-2 (SS-54), departed the Navy Yard 21 November 1917. The three submarines arrived at New London 7 February 1918.
Fighting ice. The tender Savannah (AS-8) plows alead through the ice of Long Island Sound for the three N-boats as they near the end of their 7,000 mile journey from the more temperate waters of Puget Sound. A canvass dodger remains as the protection for the bridge watch.
|Text courtesy of DANFS.
Photo courtesy of Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society, Caldwell Collection from Beneath the Surface: World War I Submarines Built in Seattle and Vancouver by Bill Lightfoot.
Photo added 05/14/13.
|168k||Commander Edward C. Fuller sits on the deck of the U.S. Navy submarine N-1 (SS-53) in 1918 during World War I.||U.S. Navy Photograph submitted by Bill Gonyo.|
|244k||Photo entitled "Hen and Chicks" shows the Minelayer Shawmut (Id.No. 1255 / CM-4) is seen in Dry Dock 2 of the Boston Navy Yard on 17 April 1918, outward of submarines N-1 (SS-53) , N-2 (SS-54), and N-3 (SS-55).||Boston Navy Yard photo # 3734, from the National Park Service, Boston National Historical Park, cat.no. BOSTS-13838, courtesy of Stephen P. Carlson, Preservation Specialist, Boston NHP, Charlestown Navy Yard.|
|112k||Bow view of N-1 (SS-53) operating near the New London Submarine Base, Connecticut in 1919.||USN photo. Photo i.d. courtesy of Robert Hurst.|
|82k||Radio shack of the N-1 (SS-53), date unknown.||US Navy photo courtesy of John Hummel.|
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