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|726k||Launching of R-18 (SS-95) at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. Lt'd. Union Plant San Francisco, Calif. on 8 Jan 1918. Insert is a picture of the ship's sponsor, Miss. Marion S. Russell.||U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|87k|| Beaver (AS-5)
at anchor off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, with six submarines alongside, circa late 1918.|
R-18 (SS-95) &
|U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 56366.|
|184k||R-18 (SS-95) underway, starboard view, date and location unknown.||Courtesy of John Hummel.|
|1.40k||R-18 (SS-95) underway in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, during the 1920s or early 1930s. Seaplane hangars on the southern end of Ford Island are in the right background.||U.S. Navy photo # NH 107307, courtesy of U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command. Collection of Chief Warrant Officer James B. Dofflemeyer, USN & provided by Robert Hurst.
Photo added 12/06/12.
|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.|
|91k||These World War submarines, [R-boats] tied up in the Navy Yard in Philadelphia for a dozen years, are being reconditioned and some are already in active service again, it was announced 10 Jan. 1941. This picture shows them as they appeared before the repair program began.||Photo & text courtesy of A.P. Wire courtesy of philly.com.|
|39k||R-17 (SS-94) outboard & R-18 (SS-95) moored at Trinidad, Spring 1943.||US Navy photo courtesy of National Archives via Ric Hedman, Mike Green, & uscg.mil.|
|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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