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Sponsor When Submarine Is Launched
Mrs Archibald McNeil Jr., who was Miss Ann Orr, was chosen by Secratary of the Navy Daniel Josephus as sponsor for the submarine S-16 (SS-121) which was launched at the Lake plant at Bridgeport, 23 December 1919.
|Image and text provided by Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo from Harrisburg Telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, 20 December 1919, Automobile Section, Image 12.
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Photo from The News Scimitar. (Memphis, Tenn.) 1907-1926, 29 December 1919, 4th EDITION, Image 8 via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov
|640k||NEWEST U. S. SUBMARINE CAN CRUISE TO JAPAN AND BACK. |
Mrs Archibald McNeil Jr., who christened at Bridgeport the S-16 (SS-121), largest submarine ever built in the United States.
|Image and text provided by Oklahoma Historical Society.
Photo from The Daily Ardmoreite. (Ardmore, Okla.) 1893-current, 02 January 1920, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|1.24k||NEW AMERICAN SUBMARINE LAUNCHED AT BRIDGEPORT.||Image and text provided by Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, LA.
Photo from Abbeville Progress. (Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, La.) 1913-1944, 10 January 1920, Image 6, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|170k||Submarine S-16 (SS-121), the last word in submersibles, was added to the US Navy recently at Bridgeport Conn. Without fueling she could travel to Japan and return, according to cruising tests made.|| Image and text provided by Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo from Evening Public Ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, 17 January 1920, Final, Image 22, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|968k||All dressed up at Lake Torpedo Boat Co., Bridgeport, CT., 23 December 1919, S-16 (SS-121) lies at dock after launching.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org. via Robert Hurst.|
|70k||S-14 (SS-119), alongside Beaver (AS-5) at the Panama Canal Zone, circa the 1920s. S-16 (SS-121) is inboard of S-14.||Courtesy of the USS Nautilus Museum, Groton, Connecticut, 1991. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 99184.|
|139k||S-16 (SS-121) & next to her is possibly the S-50 (SS-161) with another unknown S-boat and 4 unidentified R-boats alongside their tender, Shawmut (CM-4) probably in the Panama Canal area, circa 1924.||USN photo # 80-G-1024884, from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), courtesy of Daniel Dunham.|
|776k||Four submarines docked at Pearl Harbor, circa summer 1927: foreground is the S-16 (SS-121), R-3 (SS-80), R-4 (SS-81) & at the right background, is another submarine with 3 vertical stripes, the R-20 (SS-97).||Photo & text i.d. courtesy of Ric Hedman.
Photo by Bettmann / Getty Images, courtesy of gettyimages.com.
Photo added 12/10/16.
|67k||These O type and S type submarines which were used during the World War have since been decommissioned and are now laid up in the Phila. Navy Yard. The peaceful surroundings are quite a contrast to those of their active war days. They are pictured here on 17 July 1936.
The S-10 (SS-115) was decommissioned on the day this photo was taken at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA. and laid up in the Reserve Fleet.
Pictured also are any of the following boats that were at the PNY during this time.
The O boats:O-1 (SS-62),O-2 (SS-63), O-3 (SS-64), O-6 (SS-67), O-7 (SS-68), O-8 (SS-69), O-9 (SS-70),O-10 (SS-71).
The S boats: S-6 (SS-111), S-7 (SS-112),S-8 (SS-113), S-9 (SS-114),S-11 (SS-116), S-12 (SS-117),S-13 (SS-118), S-14 (SS-119),S-15 (SS-120),S-16 (SS-121),S-17 (SS-122) & S-48 (SS-159).
|Photo & text courtesy of A.P. Wire courtesy of philly.com.|
|2.49k||Philadelphia Navy Yard, 28 October 1940.
The photo presented panorama military shipyards in Philadelphia Navy Yard. Most of the ships are obsolete US destroyers, that were transfer to Great Britain under lend lease.
The submarines are on the left hand side of the photo, and they are: (in no particular order)
The O boats:O-1 (SS-62), O-2 (SS-63), O-3 (SS-64), O-6 (SS-67), O-7 (SS-68), O-8 (SS-69), O-9 (SS-70), O-10 (SS-71).
The R boats: R-1 (SS-78), R-2 (SS-79), R-3 (SS-80), R-5 (SS-82), R-6 (SS-83), R-7 (SS-84), R-8 (SS-85), R-9 (SS-86), R-10 (SS-87), R-12 (SS-89), R-15 (SS-92), R-16 (SS-93), R-17 (SS-94), R-18 (SS-95), R-19 (SS-96) & R-20 (SS-97).
The S boats: S-11 (SS-116), S-12 (SS-117), S-13 (SS-118), S-14 (SS-119), S-15 (SS-120), S-16 (SS-121), S-17 (SS-122) & S-48 (SS-159).
The Olympia (C-6) is shown at the right of the wharf on Broad Street.
The stadium in the upper left, was John F. Kennedy Stadium (formally Philadelphia Municipal Stadium) that stood from 1926 to 1992. It was erected for the 1926 Sesquicentennial.
|Photo i.d. courtesy of Ron Reeves (of blessed memory).
Photo courtesy of flickr.com.
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|34k||A Pen and ink drawing with wash, by the artist Vernon Howe Bailey, entitled "Deck Gun (Preparing for Sea)," depicts an S-boat at dock, possibly the S-16 (SS-121) in 1941.||Deck Gun (Preparing for Sea)
Vernon Howe Bailey #30 Pen and ink drawing with wash, 1941
Courtesy of the USNHC, painting # 88-165-AD.
|878k||Submarine maneuvers for pilot instruction. Submarine crusing, 24 July 1942.
This boat is a Government design S-boat. She is too long forward of the fairwater to be an EB design and the fairwater matches that of the Government boats. It could be any boat between S-11 (SS-116) and S-17 (SS-122) (those were the Government boats that served through WWII). It is not the S-48 (SS-159) as she had been extensively modified and did not look like this boat.
|Photo & text i.d. courtesy of Dave Johnston, (USNR).|
USN photo # 80-G-1626 from National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
|105k||View of the stern deck aft of the S-16 (SS-121) as lies upright in 255 feet of water.||Photo courtesy of seawolfproductions.com|
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