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O-16 (SS-77)


O-11 Class Submarine: Laid down, 7 October 1916, at California Shipbuilding Co., Long Beach, CA.; Completed at Mare Island Navy Yard; Launched, 9 February 1918; Commissioned, USS O-16, 1 August 1918; Designated (SS-77), 17 July 1920; Decommissioned, 21 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-16208k O-16 (SS-77) is shown off Mare Island on 3 September 1918. O-16 was launched at California Ship Building Company in Long Beach and she along with O-14 (SS-75) were towed to Mare Island by the tug Tillamook for completion.USN photo # 19-N-1377, from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), courtesy of Daniel Dunham.
O-16260k O-16 (SS-77) is shown off Mare Island on 3 September 1918. O-16 was launched at California Ship Building Company in Long Beach and she along with O-14 (SS-75) were towed to Mare Island by the tug Tillamook for completion. USN photo # RM-7-P4349, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
O-16417k The radio equipment aboard O-16 (SS-77) is shown on 3 September 1918 at Mare Island.USN photo # RM-7-P4348, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
O-1690k Port side view of the O-16 (SS-77) with crew lining the rails, 1918.USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.
O-1684k O-16 (SS-77) & the sub tender Bushnell AS-2 at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 26 January 1922.USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
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.
O-11 through O-16 81k O boats possibly in Phila. PA circa 1924:
From inboard to outboard: unidentified O boat, O-11 (SS-72), O-12 (SS-73), O-16 (SS-77) & O-14 (SS-75).
US Navy photo submitted by Charles Worcester.

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