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N-6 (SS-58)

Radio Call Sign: November - Zulu - Juliet

N-4 Class Submarine: Laid down, 15 April 1915, at Lake Torpedo Boat Co., Bridgeport, CT.; Launched, 21 April 1917; Commissioned, USS N-6, 9 July 1918; Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, 7 June 1920; Designated (SS-58), 17 July 1920; Extensive overhaul at Philadelphia, PA., until 25 March 1921; Put into New London to have her main engines removed; Ordered to be sold 5 April 1922; Departing 2 February 1922, tug Lykens (AT-56) towed the hulk of N-6 to Philadelphia; Decommissioned, 16 February 1922, at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA.; Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown; Final Disposition, sold for scrapping 31 July 1922 to Joseph G. Hitner of Philadelphia, PA.
Partial data submitted by Yves Hubert.

Specifications: Displacement, surfaced: 340 t., submerged: 415 t.; Length 147' 3"; Beam 14' 6"; Draft 12' 4"; Speed, surfaced 13 kts, submerged 11 kts; Maximum Depth 200'; Complement 3 Officers, 26 Enlisted; Armament, four 18" torpedo tubes, eight torpedoes; Propulsion, diesel-electric, Busch Sulzer Brothers Diesel Engine Co., diesel engines, 600 hp, Fuel Capacity, 5,976 gals., Diehl Manufacture Co. electric motors, 300 hp, Battery Cells 120, single screw.
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N-6 141k N-6 (SS-58) dockside at Lake Torpedo Boat Co., Bridgeport, CT., 9 July 1917.
US Navy photo # 19-N-863, from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
Photo courtesy of Daniel Dunham.
N-6 & 7 122k Stern view of the N-6 (SS-58) & N-7 (SS-59) dockside at Lake Torpedo Boat Co., Bridgeport, CT., 1 October 1917.
US Navy photo # 19-N-867, from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
Photo courtesy of Daniel Dunham.
N-6 334k Port side surface view of the N-6 (SS-58) official trials at Provincetown, Mass., 16 April 1918. This was her 12th run at a speed of 10.5 knots.
US Navy photo # 19-N-902, from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
Photo courtesy of Daniel Dunham & Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com
N-6 114k Port side surface view of the N-6 (SS-58) during official trials at Provincetown, Mass.,16 April 1918.This was her 4th run at a speed of 11.79 knots.
US Navy photo # 19-N-898, from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
Photo courtesy of Daniel Dunham.
N-6 77k Starboard side surface view of the N-6 (SS-58) during official trials at Provincetown, Mass.,16 April 1918. This was her 5th run at a speed of 13.7 knots.
US Navy photo # 19-N-899, from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
Photo courtesy of Daniel Dunham.
N-6 94k Portside side surface view of the N-6 (SS-58) during official trials at Provincetown, Mass.,16 April 1918. This was her 8th run at a speed of 10.5 knots.
US Navy photo # 19-N-900, from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
Photo courtesy of Daniel Dunham.
N-6 90k Portside side surface view of the N-6 (SS-58) during official trials at Provincetown, Mass.,16 April 1918. This was her 10th run at a speed of 10.5 knots.
US Navy photo # 19-N-901, from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
Photo courtesy of Daniel Dunham.
N-6 79k View of the N-6 (SS-58) at periscope depth during official trials at Provincetown, Mass.,16 April 1918. This submerged run was at a speed of 8.125 knots.
US Navy photo # 19-N-896, from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
Photo courtesy of Daniel Dunham.
N-6 98k View of the N-6 (SS-58) at periscope depth during official trials at Provincetown, Mass.,16 April 1918. This submerged run was at a speed of 6 knots.
US Navy photo # 19-N-897, from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
Photo courtesy of Daniel Dunham.
R-24 134k PDF entitled "How the Diesel engine came to America." Photo courtesy of subvetpaul.com.

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