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launching, at the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation's Fore River Plant, Quincy, Massachusetts, 10 October 1919.
||US Navy photo # NH 41811, courtesy USNHC.|
|73k||Ship's Sponsor, Miss Florence Gardner (holding flowers) with her party during R-14's (SS-91) launching ceremonies at the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Company's Fore River Plant, Quincy, Massachusetts, on 10 October 1919.
||US Navy photo # NH 102848, courtesy USNHC. Collection of the Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy.|
|55k|| R-14 (SS-91) underway, probably during trials in late 1919 or early 1920.
Note that her deck gun has not yet been installed.
||US Navy photo # NH 102849, courtesy USNHC. Collection of the Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy.|
|45k||One of the crew of the R-14 (SS-91) working on the port dive plane as the
boat enters Pearl Harbor, circa 1920. ||Photo courtesy of Ric Hedman.|
|29k||During a search for the sea-going tug Conestoga (AT-54) in May 1921. R-14 (SS-91) ran out of fuel southeast of Hawaii. Sails were made from blankets and mattresses,
and the submarine arrived at Hilo on 15 May after 5 days under sail. ||Courtesy of Sid Harrison@sid-ss.net.
US Navy photo courtesy of "The American Submarine" by Norman Polmar.
Published by Nautical and Aviation Publishing Company, courtesy of Ric Hedman.
|19k||R-14 (SS-91) moored in the Panama Canal area, circa 1919-28.||US Navy photo courtesy of Hyperwar US Navy in WWII.|
|72k|| R-14 (SS-91) departing Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, circa 1930.
The original photograph is in U.S. National Archives' Record Group 19N, Box 59, Folder A.
||Photographed by Tai Sing Loo. US Navy photo # NH 102850, courtesy USNHC.|
|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.|
|165k||US Navy's R-14 (SS-91) submarine showing its diving plane behind its propeller while being prepped for launching, in dry dock at submarine base New London, CT, September 1939.||Photographer: Carl Mydans, courtesy of Life.|
|148k||Navy crewmen sleeping & resting in 18 bunks hanging out fr. overhead alongside torpedo racks as one reads bk. w. cup of coffee in hand, in the torpedo room of R-14 (SS-91).
||Photographer: Carl Mydans, courtesy of Life.|
|187k||Two Navy crewmen manning the two six-cylinder diesel engines, of 440 h.p. each, which run the submarine on the surface & are also used to charge the storage batteries that propels the boat under water.||Photographer: Carl Mydans, courtesy of Life.|
|160k||The Captain and his assistant working on paperwork in their quarters, 1939.||Photographer: Carl Mydans, courtesy of Life.|
|116k||R-14 (SS-91) in port, with the tug W.F. Dalzell beyond her bow, 1941.
||Photographed by Ted Stone. US Navy photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org. Text courtesy of USNHC.|
|72k|| R-14 (SS-91) in port, with the tug W.F. Dalzell beyond her bow, 1941.
||Photographed by Ted Stone. US Navy photo # NH 66367, courtesy USNHC. Courtesy of the Mariners Museum, Newport News, Virginia. Ted Stone Collection.|
|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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