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|<||666k||A photo marking the launching of S-40 (SS-145), at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp, Ltd., Union Plant, Potrero Wks. on 5 January 1921. The ship's sponsor, Mrs. John H. Rosseter is shown on the left.||USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|<||162k||S-40 (SS-145) fitting out at the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation's Union Plant, Potrero Works, San Francisco, CA., 27 September 1923. The steamship Cethana is in the right background.||USN photo # 19-LC-49S-2, now in the collections of the US National Archives. Courtesy 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.|
|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 tunks 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 auxillaries: 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.
|125k||Starboard quarter view of the S-40 (SS-145), circa 1924, possibly when she completed her final trial runs at San Francisco, then prepared for transfer to the Asiatic Fleet.||USN photo courtesy ussubvetsofwwii.org.
Partial text courtesy of DANFS.
|<||400k||Three Asiatic submarines on maneuvers during the mid - late 1920's. The S-40 (SS-145) in the center is the only identifiable boat.||USN photo courtesy of Angie Mattke.|
|63k||The S-40 (SS-145) and some of the local folk out for a cruise, circa 1930.||USN photo from The World Encyclopedia of Submarines, by John Parker, courtesy of Robert Hurst.|
|1.14k||Sail Forty Surfacing for L.R.B.P.|
Tinted drawing of S-40 (SS-145) surfacing. Embossed with "Sail Forty Surfacing for L.R.B.P."
Lewis Parks served on the S-40 in 1930 as Executive Officer.
|Photo # 2015-25 courtesy of trumanlibrary.org.|
Photo added 04/09/15.
|<||71k||S-40 (SS-145), circa 1930s, probably in the Far East.||USN photo courtesy of USNI.|
|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.|
|106k||S-40 (SS-145), nested inboard of sister submarines S-38 (SS-143), and S-41 (SS-146), 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-40 (SS-145), nested inboard of sister submarines S-38 (SS-143), and S-41 (SS-146), 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.|
|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.|
|90k||S-40 (SS-145) alongside Pigeon (ASR-6), at Shanghai, China in 1932. Photographed by Gustave J. Freret, Jr., USN.||USN photo # NH 51815, 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 of the US Naval Historical Center. Photo courtesy of Captain G.K. Bishop, USAF, 1974.|
|76k||S-40 (SS-145) underway during gunnery exercises in Philippine waters, circa 1933-1934. A target raft is visible in the right distance.||
USN photo # NH 80143 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center. Photo courtesy of Captain G.K. Bishop, USAF, 1974.
|127k||Inspection of S-40 (SS-145) crew by Commander Submarines, Asiatic Fleet, 1935. The submarine's deck gun, a 4"/50 wet mount, is in the center of the photograph.||USN photo # NH 59971 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.|
|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.
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