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|160k||A photo marking the launching of S-38 (SS-143) at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp, Ltd., Union Plant, Potrero Wks. on 17 Jun 1919. The ship's sponsor Mrs. Grace M. Collins is shown on the left.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
fitting out at the Bethlehem Steel Company shipyard, San Francisco, California, 29 March 1923.
||Official USN photo # NH 97960, 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.|
Jason (AV-2) in the Dewey Drydock, at Olongapo, Philippine Islands, on 9 March 1932. Canopus (AS-9) is in the upper right, with four submarines moored alongside. The outboard submarine is S-38 (SS-143).
|Photograph # 80-CF-22672-1, from Department of the Navy collections in the U.S. 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 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.
|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.|
|92k||The boats of SubDiv 17, Asiatic Fleet, moored alongside Canopus (AS-9) at Tsingtao, China, in 1930. Submarines in the foreground include (from left to right):|
S-38 (SS-143); and
Another submarine is approaching, in the center distance.
|USN photo # NH 59969, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.|
|106k||S-38 (SS-143), nested between sister submarines S-40 (SS-145), at left, and S-41 (SS-146), at right, alongside Canopus (AS-9) off Tsingtao, China, in 1930. Note the submarines' 4"/50 deck guns.||USN photo # NH 51833, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.|
|123k||S-38 (SS-143), nested between sister submarines S-41 (SS-146), at left, and S-40 (SS-145), at right, alongside Canopus
(AS-9) at Tsingtao, China, in 1930. Note awnings spread aft on these submarines.||USN photo # NH 51831, 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.|
|130k||Starboard side view of the S-38 (SS-143), coming alongside vessel, probably circa 1930's.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|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, USAR, 1974. US Naval Historical Center|
|106k||S-38 (SS-143), underway, circa the later 1930s.||USN photo # NH 78922, courtesy, Submarine Force Library and Museum, Groton, CT., 1972.US Naval Historical Center.|
|46k||S-38 (SS-143), possibly October - November 1942 off Pearl Harbor.||USN photo now in the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.|
|49k||S-38 (SS-143), possibly November 1942 - April 1943 off San Diego.||USN photo courtesy of USNI.|
|62k||S-38 (SS-143) following overhaul at San Diego, April 1943. Harris (APA-2) is behind her. ||USN photo # 1198-43, courtesy of Tracy White. Puget Sound Naval Shipyard photo now held at Seattle NARA.|
|105k||S-38 (SS-143) dockside in San Diego following overhaul, April 1943. |
The tug boat foreward is YMT-3.
|USN photo # 1198-43, courtesy of Tracy White. Puget Sound Naval Shipyard photo now held at Seattle NARA. Photo i.d. courtesy of Gary Priolo.|
|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.|
Photo added 02/06/16.
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