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O-10 (SS-71)

Radio Call Sign: November - Alpha - Xray - Tango

O Class Submarine: Laid down, 27 February 1917, at Fore River Shipbuilding Co., Quincy, MA.; Launched, 21 February 1918; Commissioned, USS O-10, 17 August 1918; Designated (SS-71), 17 July 1920; Reclassified a 2nd line submarine 25 July 1924 and to a 1st line submarine, 6 June 1928; Decommissioned, 25 June 1931, at Philadelphia, PA.; Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet; Recommissioned, 10 March 1941, at Philadelphia; Decommissioned, 10 September 1945, at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH; Struck from the Naval Register, 11 October 1945; Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 21 August 1946, to John J. Duane Co. of Quincy, MA.
Partial data submitted by Yves Hubert.

Specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 521 t., Submerged: 629 t.; Length 172' 4"; Beam 18' 0"; Draft 14' 5"; Speed, Surfaced 14 kts, Submerged 10.5 kts; Operational Depth Limit 200 ft; Complement 2 Officers 27 Enlisted; Armament, four 18", torpedo tubes, 8 torpedoes, one 3"/23 deck gun; Propulsion, diesel-electric, New England Ship and Engine Co, diesels, 880 hp, Fuel Capacity, 21,897 gal.; Electro Dynamic Co. electric motors, 740 hp, Battery Cells 120, single propeller.
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O-10 312k Launching of the O-10 (SS-69), 21 February 1918. National Archives Identifier: 45547176
Local Identifier: 165-WW-499A-22.
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
Photo added 12/04/17.
SS 71 618k Sherwood Picking, the 1st CO of the O-10 (SS-71), appears here in a photo from his senior year (1911) USNA Lucky Bag. Photo courtesy of Wendy S. Gulley, Archivist, Submarine Force Museum, Naval Submarine Base NLON.
SS 71 363k Sherwood Picking, the 1st CO of the O-10 (SS-71), appears here in a photograph from Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., Fore River Plant (G.W. Lord, photographer) on 21 February 1918 and possibly with the boat's sponsor, Mrs. John E. Bailey. Photo courtesy of Wendy S. Gulley, Archivist, Submarine Force Museum, Naval Submarine Base NLON.
>O-boats 57k O-boats at the Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina, circa Christmas 1918. Note holiday greenery displayed on the submarines' superstructures and masts. O-10 (SS-71) is partially visible at the extreme left. O-7 (SS-68) is in the middle of this nest of five submarines. Hartford, the Navy Yard's station ship, is in the background. US Naval Historical Center photo # NH 103437. Collection of Christopher H.W. Lloyd. Donated by Virginia Agostini, 1990.
O-boats 579k U.S. submarines at Bermuda. Just returned from war zone.
From left to right, 2 unidentified O-boats, O-3 (SS-64), O-5 (SS-66) & O-7 (SS-68).
On 2 November 1918 O-boats 1 / 10 (SS-62 / 71) departed Newport with a 20-sub contingent bound for European waters, however, the Armistice was signed before the ships reached the Azores, and they returned to the United States.
Text i.d. courtesy of DANFS.
Photo by James W. Anderson, courtesy of Kristina Magill via Gary Priolo.
O-boats 1.04k Late type American submarine, Bermuda. One of the unknown 10 O-boats 1 / 10 (SS-62 / 71) . Photo by James W. Anderson, courtesy of Kristina Magill via Gary Priolo.
O-boats 659k A steel sea monster, amphibious and formidable, is Uncle Sam's newest submarine just home from war duty. The great fin rudders stabilize the boat under water and assist in speedy submerging. They fold up snugly against the sides when the "sub" is under way. Several of these new O-boats are making their initial New York appearance in the Naval Review. Image provided by: Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The New-York Tribune (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 27 April 1919, Image 47, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
O-1 128k Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina. Seven O-boats in drydock, circa 1919. O-10 (SS-71) is in the foreground. The most distant "boats" are O-1 (SS-62), and O-3 (SS-64). The drydock is in the process of being filled. USN photo # NH 42564, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
O-boats 85k Submarine Division 8,Commander Guy E. Davis commanding. Nine of the Division's ten O-boats at the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Massachusetts, 16 August 1921. Panoramic photograph by Crosby, "Naval Photographer", 11 Portland Street, Boston. Submarines in the front row are (from left to right): O-3 (SS-64), O-6 (SS-67), O-9 (SS-70) and O-1 (SS-62). Those in the second row are (from left to right): O-7 (SS-68), unidentified (either O-2 or O-8), O-5 (SS-66), O-10 (SS-71) and O-4 (SS-65). Large four-stacked ship in the left center distance is the U.S. Army Transport Mount Vernon. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 103193.
O-boats 800k GERMAN MOTHER OF U.S, SUBS
The Saxonia, (now Savannah (AS-8)) once considered the finest German passenger ship, is now a mother for United States submarines. Here she is off the coast at Provincetown, Mass., with some of her cubs.
Image and text provided by Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records; Phoenix, AZ.
Photo from the Bisbee Daily Review. (Bisbee, Ariz.) 1901-1971, 21 August 1921, SECOND SECTION, Image 9, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
O4 & 10 83k O-10 (SS-71) looking aft, port side, outboard of the O-4 (SS-65) at the Boston Navy Yard, 28 September, 1922. Note the big insulating fitting at the bow, which terminates the forward radio loop antenna. Note that O-4's 3"/23 gun is in the extended (operating) position, while that on O-10 is retracted. Four-funneled ship in the right distance is the former U.S. Army Transport Mount Vernon. Partial text courtesy of U.S. Submarines Through 1945, An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman. Naval Institute Press. Partial text courtesy of USNHC. USN photo # NH 44548, courtesy of the USNHC.
O-10 130k Port side view of the O-10 (SS-71) taken at the Boston Navy Yard on 28 September 1922. The submarine is tied up outboard of O-4 (SS-65) and a covered lighter at Pier 10. Boston Navy Yard photo # 13813-3 Boston, National Historical Park Collection, NPS Cat. No. BOSTS-13813. Photo courtesy of Stephen P. Carlson, Preservation Specialist, Boston NHP, Charlestown Navy Yard.
O-10 105k Bow on view, starboard side of the O-10 (SS-71) taken at the Boston Navy Yard on 28 September 1922. The submarine is tied up outboard of O-4 (SS-65) and a covered lighter at Pier 10. Boston Navy Yard photo # 13813-4 Boston, National Historical Park Collection, NPS Cat. No. BOSTS-13813. Photo courtesy of Stephen P. Carlson, Preservation Specialist, Boston NHP, Charlestown Navy Yard.
O-10 128k Conning tower and after end of sheers, starboard side of the O-10 (SS-71) taken at the Boston Navy Yard on 28 September 1922. Boston Navy Yard photo # 13813-1 Boston, National Historical Park Collection, NPS Cat. No. BOSTS-13813. Photo courtesy of Stephen P. Carlson, Preservation Specialist, Boston NHP, Charlestown Navy Yard.
O-10 121k Bridge & conning tower view looking aft, starboard side of the O-10 (SS-71) taken at the Boston Navy Yard on 28 September 1922. Boston Navy Yard photo # 13813-5 Boston, National Historical Park Collection, NPS Cat. No. BOSTS-13813. Photo courtesy of Stephen P. Carlson, Preservation Specialist, Boston NHP, Charlestown Navy Yard.
US Fleet Problem Number VI 1.72k Control Force Employment Schedule, 4 January to 1 March 1926. US Fleet Problem Number VI. Photo courtesy of Steve Ireland.
SS 71 491k O-10 (SS-71) outboard of O-9 (SS-70), May 1930. Photo courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection via Sean Hert & flickr.com.
SS 71 957k O-10 (SS-71) outboard of O-9 (SS-70), May 1930. Photo courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection via Sean Hert & flickr.com.
S-10 67k These O type and S type submarines which were used during the World War have since been decommissioned and are now laid up in the Phila. Navy Yard. The peaceful surroundings are quite a contrast to those of their active war days. They are pictured here on 17 July 1936.
The S-10 (SS-115) was decommissioned on the day this photo was taken at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA. and laid up in the Reserve Fleet.
Pictured also are any of the following boats that were at the PNY during this time.
The O boats:O-1 (SS-62), O-2 (SS-63), O-3 (SS-64), O-6 (SS-67), O-7 (SS-68), O-8 (SS-69), O-9 (SS-70),O-10 (SS-71).
The S boats: S-6 (SS-111), S-7 (SS-112), S-8 (SS-113), S-9 (SS-114), S-11 (SS-116), S-12 (SS-117),S-13 (SS-118), S-14 (SS-119), S-15 (SS-120),S-16 (SS-121),S-17 (SS-122) & S-48 (SS-159).
Photo & text courtesy of A.P. Wire courtesy of philly.com.
Philadelphia Navy Yard 2.49k Philadelphia Navy Yard, 28 October 1940.
The photo presented panorama military shipyards in Philadelphia Navy Yard. Most of the ships are obsolete US destroyers, that were transfer to Great Britain under lend lease.
The submarines are on the left hand side of the photo, and they are: (in no particular order)
The O boats:O-1 (SS-62), O-2 (SS-63), O-3 (SS-64), O-6 (SS-67), O-7 (SS-68), O-8 (SS-69), O-9 (SS-70), O-10 (SS-71).
The R boats: R-1 (SS-78), R-2 (SS-79), R-3 (SS-80), R-5 (SS-82), R-6 (SS-83), R-7 (SS-84), R-8 (SS-85), R-9 (SS-86), R-10 (SS-87), R-12 (SS-89), R-15 (SS-92), R-16 (SS-93), R-17 (SS-94), R-18 (SS-95), R-19 (SS-96) & R-20 (SS-97).
The S boats: S-11 (SS-116), S-12 (SS-117), S-13 (SS-118), S-14 (SS-119), S-15 (SS-120), S-16 (SS-121), S-17 (SS-122) & S-48 (SS-159).
The Olympia (C-6) is shown at the right of the wharf on Broad Street.
The stadium in the upper left, was John F. Kennedy Stadium (formally Philadelphia Municipal Stadium) that stood from 1926 to 1992. It was erected for the 1926 Sesquicentennial.
Photo i.d. courtesy of Ron Reeves.
Photo courtesy of flickr.com.
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205 189k A scene from the 1943 movie Crash Dive, showing an unidentified O-class submarine backing out of a berth at the Naval Submarine Base New London, CT in the late summer of 1942. The boat can not be positively identified, but is one of group of eight O-class submarines that were brought out of mothballs to train submarine crews. This particular boat is either O-2 (SS-63),O-3 (SS-64), O-4 (SS-65), O-7 (SS-68), O-8 (SS-69), or O-10 (SS-71). The submarine in the foreground is the Marlin (SS-205). Photo & text courtesy of Dave Johnston (USNR).
O4 & 10 164k O-10 (SS-71) crew photo circa 1943. USN photo courtesy of rontini.com

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