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O-14 (SS-75)


O-11 Class Submarine: Laid down, 6 July 1916, at California Shipbuilding Co., Long Beach, CA.; Launched, 6 May 1918; Completed at Mare Island Navy Yard; Commissioned, USS O-14, 1 October 1918; Designated (SS-75), 17 July 1920; Decommissioned, 17 June 1924, at Philadelphia, PA.; Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Philadelphia; Struck from the Naval Register, 9 May 1930; Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 30 July 1930.
Partial data submitted by Yves Hubert.

Specifications: Displacement, surfaced: 491 t., submerged: 566 t.; Length 175'; Beam 16' 7"; Draft 13' 11"; Speed, surfaced 14 kts, submerged 11 kts; Operational Depth Limit 200 ft; Complement 2 Officers 27 Enlisted; Armament, four 18" torpedo tubes, eight torpedoes, one 3"/23 deck gun; Propulsion, diesel-electric, Busch Sulzer Brothers Diesel Engine Co., diesels, 1,000 hp, Fuel Capacity, 18,588 gal.; Diehl Manufacture Co. electric motors, 800 hp, Battery Cells 120, single propeller.
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O-11 through O-16 238k From inboard to outboard: O-11 (SS-72), O-13 (SS-74), O-14 (SS-75) , O-15 (SS-76), O-16 (SS-77), and O-12 (SS-73), at the Washington D.C. Navy Yard, circa 1918-24. USN photo # 80-G-1024950, from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), courtesy of Daniel Dunham.
Lake Boats 122k Lake boats show their distinctive sterns at Philadelphia Navy Yard in 1919: O-boats, inboard O-12 (SS-73), outboard O-14 (SS-75), middle boat, N-7 (SS-59) and two other unidentified boats.
After WW I the U.S. Navy standardized on Lake's flat stern, whose buoyancy kept the propellers and diving planes down in the water.
Photo i.d. courtesy of Dave Johnston (USNR)
Photo & text courtesy of U.S. Submarines Through 1945, An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman. Naval Institute Press.
O-13 & 14 235k O-13 (SS-74) & O-14 (SS-75) in Panama Canal, either 1920 when they arrived in CZ, or 1923 on their way back to the Atlantic. Photo courtesy of CDR John Joseph Hughes' collection via David Wright.
Photo added 01/21/18.
O-14 88k O-14 (SS-75), off Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA., circa 1924. Note unidentified Navy collier in background. USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org. Photo i.d. courtesy of Robert Hurst.
O-11 through O-16 81k O boats possibly in Phila. PA circa 1924:
From inboard to outboard: unidentified O boat, [probably O-13 (SS-74) or O-15 (SS-76)] O-11 (SS-72), O-12 (SS-73), O-16 (SS-77) & O-14 (SS-75).
USN photo submitted by Charles Worcester.

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DANFS history entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site.
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