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|901k||The S-18 (SS-123) is launched at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., Quincy MA., 29 April 1920.||Photo courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection via Sean Hert & flickr.com.|
|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. |
Photo added 01/25/17.
|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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