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|90k||S-36 (SS-141) at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation's Union Plant, Potrero Works, San Francisco, CA., 29 March 1923. She was commissioned about a week later, on 4 April. Note recessed stowage of her anchor and diving plane, in the hull side just aft of the bow.||USN photo # NH 51827, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.|
|85k||Canopus (AS-9) in Apra Harbor, Guam, with Submarine Division 17 alongside, 29 October 1924.
Submarine Division 17's members were:|
S-40 (SS-145) and
|USN photo # NH 55048, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.|
|76k||Canopus (AS-9), in Apra Harbor, Guam, 29 October 1924, with all six members of Submarine Division 17 alongside.
The division consisted of:
S-40 (SS-145) and
|U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 104940.|
|64k||Canopus (AS-9), with the Asiatic Fleet's Submarine Squadron Five alongside, during the 1930s. The submarines present include (from left to right): S-37 (SS-142); S-40 (SS-145); S-36 (SS-141);S-38 (SS-143); S-41 (SS-146); S-39 (SS-144).||US National Archives photo # 80-G-1014615, a USN photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.|
|113k|| The S-boat was the culmination of E.B. single-hull design for the U.S. Navy. This is a typical unit of the S-30-41 (SS-135-46) group, as completed. Ballast trunks are indicated. Lines below the hull show the location of the fuel tanks forward & aft (the foremost two tanks of the after group are the lubricating oil tank & sump tank). Arrows indicate the two Fessenden oscillators under the boat's keel, fore & aft. Arrows in the bridge structure indicate the three periscopes (one in the conning tower, soon removed) the telescoping radio mast & the radio tube leading down into the radio room.
In the control room the wheels controlling the planes were on the port side: the three levers for the Kingston valves were on the opposite side, abaft the chart table. The radio room, (below the radio tube, into which the antenna leads ran) was set into the after port side of the control room.
Abaft the main motors were auxiliaries: the low pressure main ballast pump on the center-line, the high pressure main ballast pump on the starboard shaft, the motor for the Fessenden oscillator on the port shaft.
| Drawing & Text courtesy of U.S. Submarines Through 1945, An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman. Naval Institute Press.
|89k||The Minesweeper Ortolan (ASR-5), possibly at Mare Island, circa 1925. The sub is believed to be the S-35 (SS-140), or S-36 (SS-141).||Courtesy of Ric Hedman.|
|106k||S-36 (SS-141), nested outboard of sister submarines S-40 (SS-145), and S-38 (SS-143), alongside Canopus (AS-9) off Tsingtao, China, in 1930. Note the submarines' 4"/50 deck guns.||USN photo # NH 51833, for the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.|
|95k||The boats of Submarine Division Seventeen (SubDiv 17), US Asiatic Fleet, moored alongside Canopus (AS-9) at Tsingtao, China, circa 1930. Identifiable submarines present include S-36 (SS-141), S-39 (SS-144), S-37 (SS-142) and S-41 (SS-146). Note sailors relaxing on deck, Chinese men on board the submarines, and 4"/50 deck guns.||USN photo # NH 59968, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.|
|88k||The boats of SubDiv 17, Asiatic Fleet, moored alongside Canopus (AS-9) at Tsingtao, China, circa 1930. Identifiable submarines present include S-39 (SS-144), S-37 (SS-142) and S-41 (SS-146). The boat closest to the camera is probably S-36 (SS-141). Note SubDiv 17 insignia painted on conning towers.||USN photo # NH 51832 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.|
|196k||S-36 (SS-141) at anchor, moored alongside Canopus (AS-9), probably at Tsingtao, China, circa 1930 with the rest of the boats of Submarine Division Seventeen (SubDiv 17). The other S-boats are probably S-37 (SS-142), S-38 (SS-143), S-39 (SS-144). Note all the washing hung out to dry on the signal lines.||Courtesy of ussubvetsofworldwarii.org.|
|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.
|38k||Commemorative photo remembering the S-36 (SS-141).||Photo courtesy of Tom Kermen.|
|90k||Google Earth satellite photo of the Taka Bakang which literally means "Bakang Reef" in Indonesian language, it is located just 55 nautical miles off the province of Makassar right in the Straits of Sulawesi, Indonesia. It is here that the S-36 (SS-141) was lost.||View courtesy of Google Earth.|
|669k||Active duty and veteran submariners stand together at the 29th annual "Tolling The Boats" Memorial Service held at the World War II National Submarine Memorial-West, Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Calif. 29 May 2006. The ceremony honored members of the Silent Service who gave their lives during World War II and the Cold War for their country and the cause of freedom.||USN photo # N-1159B-052 by Journalist 1st Class Brian Brannon, courtesy of navy.news.mil.|
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