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|151k||Composite photo marking the launching of S-37 (SS-142), at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp, Ltd., Union Plant, Potrero Wks. on 20 June 1919. The ship's sponsor Miss. Mildred Bulger is shown on the left.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|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 ancillaries: the low pressure main ballast pump on the centerline, 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.
|121k||S-37 (SS-142) crew members bringing bodies up through the submarine's after hatch, following an explosion on board that killed three sailors and injured five others on the night of 10 October 1923. At the time of the accident S-37 was moored alongside Beaver (AS-5) at Los Angeles, CA.||USN photo # NH 69128, Courtesy of the San Francisco Maritime Museum, San Francisco, CA., 1969.|
|201k||Commemorative photo honoring the memory of the crew of the S-37 (SS-142), 10 October 1923.||Photo courtesy of Raymond Fritz. ET1(SS).|
|218k||S-37 (SS-142), exercising as part of Submarine Division 17 at Apra Harbor, Guam M.I. on 29 October 1924.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|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.|
|118k||Vice Admiral Vincent Raphael Murphy was the commanding officer of the submarine O-11 (SS-72) from 1929 to 1932. He also served aboard the submarines S-37 (SS-142) from 1924 to 1927; S-11 (SS-116) from 1929 to 1932 and the Texas (BB-35) from 1935 to 1937. The picture was taken when he was the commanding officer of the battleship Alabama (BB-60) in 1944.||Photo from the War Diary USS Alabama 1942 - 1944 courtesy of Bill Gonyo.|
|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.|
|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.|
|78k||Canopus (AS-9) at Tsingtao, China, circa 1933-1934, with "S-Boats " of Submarine Squadron Five alongside. Outboard submarine is S-37 (SS-142).||USN photo # NH 80140, Courtesy G.K. Bishop, USAF, 1974., from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.|
|68k||Boats of SubRon 5 at Olongapo, Philippine Islands, circa 1933-1934.Submarines present are S-37 (SS-142), S-38 (SS-143), S-39 (SS-144) and S-40 (SS-145).||USN photo # NH 80142, Courtesy G.K. Bishop, USAF, 1974, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.|
|414k||S-37 (SS-142), probably circa 1930's.||USN photo courtesy of Ed Zajkowski.|
|95k||Circa 1930's S-37 (SS-142) photo.||USN photo courtesy of Ken Lusk.|
|45k||In April 1942, S-37 (SS-142) continued on to Brisbane where she joined Task Force 42 and, after an extensive overhaul, departed for her fifth war patrol. Clearing Moreton Bay on 22 June, she was in the Bismarcks by the end of the month, and, after patrolling in St. George Channel, she moved toward New Hanover. On 7 July, she shifted back to the New Britain coast to patrol in the Lambert Point area. There, on the afternoon of the eighth, she sighted a Japanese merchantman escorted by a submarine chaser. Closing the target, she fired three torpedoes at 1405. Three explosions followed, sinking the 2,776-ton Tenzan Maru.||Text courtesy of DANFS.
Photo courtesy of wrecksite.eu.
|65k||One of the S-37's (SS-142) torpedo doors underwater.||Photo courtesy of cawreckdivers.org.|
|73k||S-37 (SS-142) makes the news: Navy Times, 30 September 1959 & Chr. Science Monitor 16 June 1965||Photo courtesy of Ron Reeves (of blessed memory).|
|365k||This plaque was unveiled 20 March 1995 by His Excellency Major General P.M. Jeffery OA MC, Governor of Western Australia to commemorate the sacrifices made by Allied submarines that operated out of Fremantle, Western Australia during WW II.||Photo courtesy of Ron Reeves (of blessed memory).|
Photo added 02/06/16.
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