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|76k||Tied up along the dock from right to left:|
R-15 (SS-92) and
R-13 (SS-90) probably in Pearl Harbor, circa 1920's.
|US Navy photo # 19-N-10261, from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), courtesy of Daniel Dunham.|
|40k||Tied up along the dock from right to left:|
with R-9 (SS-86) and an unidentifed R-boat,probably in Pearl Harbor, circa mid 1920's.
|US Navy photo # 19-N-10257, from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), courtesy of Daniel Dunham.|
|152k||The crews of Submarine Divisions 9 & 14 line the decks of their boats (20 in all) at the Submarine base at Pearl Harbor on 12 December 1930.|
R-19 (SS-96) &
All the R-boats were to leave the base where they had been serving for upwards of 8 years and transfer to the East coast to be decommissioned over the next 3 years.
The only identifiable boat is the R-16.
|US Navy photo by Tai Sing Loo, courtesy of E. Little.|
|200k||S-22 (SS-127), at New York City, circa the 1930s. Inboard submarines are (left-to-right):|
R-13 (SS-90) and
|Text courtesy of # NH 68899.
US Navy photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
|383k|| Submarines at New York City, circa the 1930s:
These "boats" are, from left-to-right:|
R-4 (SS-81) and
|Text courtesy of # NH 68898.
US Navy photo, courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
|105k||R-13 (SS-90), returning to port. Circa 1930's.||Courtesy of John Hummel & ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|43k||Starboard view of the R-13 (SS-90), returning to port. Circa 1930's.||Courtesy of Erminio Bagnasco book, "Submarines of WW II", submitted by Aryeh Wetherhorn.|
|52k||February 1937 - Summer 1938 photo of the Commander of the R-13 (SS-90), Mannert L. Abele and members of the boat on deck after the R-13 received the Navy's coveted "E" for excellence.||USN photo courtesy of Bruce, Brad and John Abele, sons of Lieutenant Commander Mannert L. Abele, K.I.A., while commmanding the Grunion (SS-216), 30 July 1942.|
|171k||Sailors standing aboard the R-13 (SS-90), 1939.||Photographer: Carl Mydans, courtesy of Life via Bill Gonyo.|
|401k||This air view of Portsmouth Navy Yard taken just after the end of WW II shows the main shipbuilding shed which enabled construction to continue unimpeded by the Maine winters. The shed was widened to add two ways in 1941, and a fifth was squeezed in a year later. Drydocks No. 1 (left) & 2 (far right) contain six fleet submarines, while three R-boats are moored in the foreground.
The Pompano (SS-491) would have been under construction in the first ways on the left hand corner of the main shipbuilding shed.
|Photo and partial text from The Fleet Submarine in the U.S. Navy: A Design and Construction History, by John D. Alden.|
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