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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.
US Navy 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-14 88k O-14 (SS-75), off Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA., circa 1924. Note unidentified Navy collier in background.
US Navy 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).
US Navy photo submitted by Charles Worcester.
R-24 134k PDF entitled "How the Diesel engine came to America." Photo courtesy of subvetpaul.com.

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