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|88k||Lake's R-boats R-21-27 / (SS-98/104), were the last of his designs to be built in any numbers. He abandoned amidships diving planes in this class, but his characteristics stern remained. The horizontal tube aft is an access tube connecting the motor room to the tiller room aft.||Drawing by Jim Christley, text courtesy of U.S. Submarines Through 1945, An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman. Naval Institute Press.|
|986k||R-21 (SS-98), R-22 (SS-99), R-23 (SS-100), R-24 (SS-101) & R-27 (SS-104) bow view on 2 January 1919.||US National Archives photo # 19 lc cr 1239 from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.|
Photo added 10/24/12.
|| In port, pictured from left to right:|
at Lake Torpedo Boat Co. Yard, Bridgeport CT., 2 April 1919.
| US Navy photo # 19-N-2584, from the National Archives and Records Administration
(NARA), courtesy of Daniel Dunham.
||R-23 (SS-100) underway during trials, 30 September 1919.
Photographed by her builder, the Lake Torpedo Boat Company, Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Note the two-masted schooner under sail in the left distance, immediately beyond R-23's bow.
||U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 41522.
||Bow view of R-boats before commissioning.
R-25 (SS-102) &
R-26 (SS-103) were all commissioned on the same day, 23 October 1919. R-27 (SS-104) was commissioned on 3 September 1919.
Pictured from left to right:
R-23 at Lake Torpedo Boat Co. Yard, Bridgeport CT., 10 July 1919.
Note: The "H" painted on the hulls of these boats was the Lake yard hull number designation. EB had similar things. These yards built more than subs and each hull was numbered in sequence.
| US Navy photo # 19-N-2585, from the National Archives and Records Administration
(NARA), courtesy of Pete Sundstrom.
Partial text courtesy of Ric Hedman.
||Another boat lies behind the R-23 (SS-100) as the submarines lay off port in the early 20's. ||Photo courtesy of ATC Alex Hester.
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||Control Force submarines and their tenders at Christobal, Panama Canal Zone, circa 1923. The tenders are (from left to right):
Beaver (AS-5) and
Submarines are mostly R-boats, among them R-23 (SS-100) and R-25 (SS-102), both in the nest alongside Savannah's port quarter. The larger submarine alongside Savannah's bow may be S-1 (SS-105), with her large seaplane hangar.
|U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 42573. Photographed by A.E. Wells. Courtesy of Commander Christopher Noble, USN (Retired), 1967.
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