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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.
|995k||Bow view of the O-11 (SS-72), R-21 (SS-98), R-22 (SS-99), R-24 (SS-101) & R-27 (SS-104) at the Lake Torpedo Boat Company shipyard, Bridgeport, Connecticut on 7 October 1918.||US National Archives photo # 19 lc 1154 from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.|
Photo added 10/24/12.
|| R-27 (SS-104) pre-launch photo, 23 Sept 1918. Lake Torpedo Boat Co, Bridgeport, CT.
||Text contributed by Ric Hedman/rddesigns.com. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
||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.
||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.
|| PDF entitled "How the Diesel engine came to America."
||Photo courtesy of subvetpaul.com.
|| Portside view of the R-27 (SS-104) underway, possibly off Hawaii, date unknown.
|| US NARA photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org
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