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|121k||N-2 (SS-54) launch. The ship is dressed, workmen are at the chocks and shoring as they await the sponsoring party to mount the platfrom at the bow.||USN photo & text courtesy of Beneath the Surface: World War I Submarines Built in Seattle and Vancouver by Bill Lightfoot. Photo courtesy of Rollie Web.|
|995k||N-2 (SS-54) heading out to sea while fitting out and conducting sea trials in Puget Sound, 1917.||USN photo courtesy of usssubvetsofwwii.org.|
|686k||Following sea trials 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.
|63k||View of the N-2's (SS-54) fairwater, taken at the New London Submarine Base, Groton, Connecticut, circa late 1918.||U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 104980. Photograph from the album of Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Edward D. Porges. Donated by his daughter, Gail Porges Guggenheim, 2007.|
|855k||U.S. submarines in New London CT.
From left to right, unidentified, N-3 (SS-55), M-1 (SS-47), N-6 (SS-58) & N-2 (SS-54).
|Photo by James W. Anderson, courtesy of Kristina Magill via Gary Priolo.|
|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 & 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.
|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.|
|150k||N-2's (SS-54) crew, happy & relaxed. The whole compliment sit/stand on deck for an informal portrait while moored at the New London Sub Base. When under way, these 25 men all get crammed into the inner-machinery space inside this small "tin-can" one or more at a time.||USN photo & text courtesy of Beneath the Surface: World War I Submarines Built in Seattle and Vancouver by Bill Lightfoot. Photo courtesy of Helene Caldwell.|
|599k||N-3 (SS-55), showing ship's crew at the New London submarine base Connecticut circa 1919. N-1 (SS-53) and N-2 (SS-54) are in the background.||Source: US Naval History Heritage and Command, Photo No. NH 45627 via Mike Green.|
|67k||N-2 (SS-54) underway during the early 1920s.||U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph # NH 45626 submitted by Robert Hurst.|
|68k||E.B.'s N-2 (SS-54) was used for training at New London, CT., in the early 1920's. She is shown here loading a torpedo warhead.||Photo & text courtesy of U.S. Submarines Through 1945, An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman. Naval Institute Press.|
|1.72k||Control Force Employment Schedule, 4 January to 1 March 1926. US Fleet Problem Number VI.||Photo courtesy of Steve Ireland.|
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