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|901k||The United States Navy's largest submarine is launched at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., Quincy MA., 29 April 1920. She was sponsored by Miss Virginia Bell Johnson, daughter of Senator Edwin S. Johnson of South Dakota.||Photo courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection via Sean Hert & flickr.com.
Image & text courtesy of Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from the Evening Star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, 09 May 1920, Image 68 via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
PDF added 01/06/18.
|60k|| From left to right: S-22 (SS-127), |
S-24 (SS-129) &
S-18 (SS-123) tied up along the dock at Groton, CT., 5 July 1923.
|USN photo # 19-N-10272, from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), courtesy of Daniel Dunham.|
|105k|| From left to right: S-18 (SS-123), |
S-22 (SS-127), &
S-23 (SS-128) tied up along the dock at Groton, CT., 1 October 1923.
|USN photo # 19-N-10277, from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), courtesy of Daniel Dunham.|
|89k|| From left to right: S-18 (SS-123),|
S-42 (SS-153) tied up along the dock at Groton, CT., 2 January 1924.
|USN photo # 19-N-10279, from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), courtesy of Daniel Dunham.|
|200k||From left to right: S-18 (SS-123), S-47 (SS-158), & S-44 (SS-155) tied up at Groton, CT., 8 April 1924. The 3 subs are moored to the self propelled barge Isaac L. Rice. EB used it for submarine testing and acted as a tender for subs under construction or undergoing maintenance while at EB.||USN photo # 19-N-10282, from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), courtesy of Daniel Dunham.
Text courtesy of Ric Hedman.
|1.72k||Control Force Employment Schedule, 4 January to 1 March 1926. US Fleet Problem Number VI.||Photo courtesy of Steve Ireland.|
|115k||The Submarine Tender Camden (AS-6) photographed circa the middle or later 1920s, with ten S-boats alongside. The submarines are (on Camden's starboard side, from left to right):
S-18 (SS-123) & unidentified Electric Boat type S-boat;
S-12 (SS-117); and an unidentified Government type S-boat.
On Camden's port side, from left to right:
Unidentified Government type S-boat;
S-9 (SS-114); and
|U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph NH 100459. Collection of Vice Admiral Dixwell Ketcham, USN.|
|50k||S-18 (SS-123) taking a towline, off Taboga Island, Bay of Panama, sometime during 1920s.||USN photo courtesy of Dave Wright.|
|93k||S-18 (SS-123) starboard view underway, date and location unknown.||USN photo # 19-N-17945, from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), courtesy of Daniel Dunham.|
|197k||Mountains & radio antennae rise in the background of the S-18 (SS-123) at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, circa 1927. Note crew members on deck, "E" award on her fairwater.||Photo i.d. courtesy of Robert Hurst.
USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
|73k|| An 1942 oil painting on board, by the artist William F. Draper entitled "Sub and Yippy Tie Up." |
In a quiet inlet of the Bering Sea in 1942, a YP boat gets a coat of paint and an S-boat ties up for fuel and provisions. The short Alaskan day is ending and lights may be seen in the barracks until total darkness requires a blackout.
The S-boats that served in the Aleutians theater were:
S-46 (SS-157), &
|Sub and Yippy Tie Up by William F. Draper.
Painting #13 / 88-189-N. Courtesy of the USNHC.
|43k||Watercolor painting by the artist Jim Christley entitled "S-Boat Surfacing". |
Slowly breaking the surface the S-18 (SS-123) pumps her ballast tanks in calm water.
|Photo & text courtesy of subart.net.|
|64k||S-18 (SS-123), probably at San Diego, for overhaul and assignment to training duty anytime from 4 February 1943 till the remainder of World War II, where she remained providing training services for the West Coast Sound School.||USN photo courtesy of CTM Russel Rau, former COB of SS-238 Wahoo, submitted by Bill Rau & Paul Crozier. Text courtesy of DANFS.|
|288k||S-18 (SS-123) sailing off the coast of San Diego (Point Loma), California. Dated 1945.||Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.|
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