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|72k||Miss Coontz sponsors N-3 (SS-55). Outfitted to the height of fashion, fur and all, the daughter of the commandant of the Puget Sound Naval Yard on a chilly February day, christens the last submarine ever built in Seattle.||USN photo & text courtesy of Beneath the Surface: World War I Submarines Built in Seattle and Vancouver by Bill Lightfoot.
Photo courtesy of Tim Sandry.
|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.
|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.|
|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.|
|72k||View looking forward from the fairwater, while N-3 (SS-55) was underway during a training voyage out of the New London Submarine Base, Groton, Connecticut, circa late 1918. Note the "SC-Tube" type hydrophone (horizontal tube atop a short post) mounted on N-3's foredeck.||U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 104982. Photograph from the album of Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Edward D. Porges. Donated by his daughter, Gail Porges Guggenheim, 2007.|
|41k||Crew members on and by her fairwater, while she was underway during a training voyage out of the New London Submarine Base, Groton, Connecticut, circa late 1918.||U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 104983. Photograph from the album of Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Edward D. Porges. Donated by his daughter, Gail Porges Guggenheim, 2007.|
|53k||View looking aft from atop the fairwater, while N-3 (SS-55) was underway during a training voyage out of the New London Submarine Base, Groton, Connecticut, circa late 1918.||U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 104981. Photograph from the album of Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Edward D. Porges. Donated by his daughter, Gail Porges Guggenheim, 2007.|
|35k|| View of the base waterfront, circa late 1918.
Among the submarines present are:
N-3 (SS-55), right
H-1 (SS-28), inboard of N-3,
G-2 (SS-27), left center, inboard of E-2 (SS-25); and
N-7 (SS-59) , left distance.
|Courtesy of John Hummel. Photo i.d. courtesy of USNHC photo # NH 104987.|
|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.
|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.|
|111k||Portside view of the N-3 (SS-55), possibly going up the St. Lawrence River, circa 1921. One of the first submarines to navigate the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes, she put in at Halifax, Quebec, Montreal, and Port Dalhousie before arriving Toledo, 25 June 1921.|| Text courtesy of DANFS.
USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.
|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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