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|489k||4 photo PDF showing H-4 (SS-147) with General Arrangement, Outboard Profile; Superstructure, Inboard Profile; Battery Deck & Various Sections, 1918.||National Archives Identifier: 75841758
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
|673k||H-boats in frame at Bremerton Naval Shipyard, approximately 23 May 1918. |
From the back right; H-4 (SS-147). In front is the H-5 (SS-148). To the left of the H-4 is the H-7 (SS-150). To the left of the H-5 is the H-6 (SS-149). H-8 (SS-151) and H-9 (SS-152) are not seen. Under the boom of the crane is the just about finished O-2 (SS-63), soon to be launched.
|This is from a negative from the personal collection of Ric Hedman and acquired through Bill Lightfoot's research library, which he gave to me; he is the author of Beneath the Surface: World War I Submarines Built in Seattle and Vancouver.|
|72k||Typical wartime H-boat launch on 9 October 1918 at Bremerton Naval Shipyard. Everything is in readiness. The H-4 (SS-147) sponsoring party and bunting at the bow workmen along the runways tuning up the cradle, shoring in place, visitors and sailors on the deck. Note the circular Fessenden oscillator in the starboard bow of the pressure hull.||Photo & text courtesy of Beneath the Surface: World War I Submarines Built in Seattle and Vancouver by Bill Lightfoot.|
|1.65k||H-4 (SS-147) at the Puget Sound Navy Yard, and was taken 3 weeks after her 24 October 1918 commissioning. The H-4 boats were originally intended for delivery to Russia. They were built in Vancouver, British Columbia, and meant to be reassembled in Russian shipyards. However, the Russian Revolution of 1917 halted that plan. Instead, the U.S. Navy bought the submarines, reassembling them at the Puget Sound Navy Yard.||Text courtesy of Puget Sound Navy Yard.|
USN photo courtesy of Mike Green.
|82k||H-4 (SS-147) portside view under way, probably off San Pedro, CA., 1918. Stationed at San Pedro, Calif., first with SubDiv 6 and then SubDiv 7, H-4 participated in various battle and training exercises along the West Coast with her sister H-class boats. These exercises were interrupted by occasional patrol duty off Santa Catalina Island and periodic overhauls at Mare Island.||USN photo # 19-N-20296, from (NARA), courtesy of Daniel Dunham.
Text courtesy of DANFS.
|410k||Four unknown H-boats at San Pedro, California, late 1910s.||Photo i.d. courtesy of Ric Hedman.
Photo by Mark Jay Goebel/Getty Images, courtesy of gettyimages.com.
|329k||H-4 (SS-147) passes by one of the boats of the Wyoming (BB-32) sometime in 1920.||Photo from the collection of Percy & Bill Fenner submitted by Ann Moss.|
|90k||San Pedro, Calif. submarine base. From inboard to outboard:
F-2 (SS-21), L-6 (SS-45), & what appears to be H-6 (SS-149)?, H-4 (SS-147), R-7 (SS-84). Photo is at or after 30 June 1921 through 1 July 1922. The R-7 had arrived from the Panama Canal then and the L-6 was placed in commission, in ordinary, 24 March 1922; returned to full commission 1 July; and sailed for the east coast the same month. All the H-class boats left on 25 July 1922 for the east coast as well.
Notice that the other boats seem higher out of the water, which is indicative of the H-class boats which had a higher beam than the F & L-classes. The boats behind this group are too far away to i.d. properly.
|USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
Partial text courtesy of DANFS.
Photo i.d. courtesy of Ric Hedman.
|2.84k||Two views of an unidentified H boat at Johnson Wharf.||Photo i.d. courtesy of Ric Hedman.
Photos # CVA 260-80 & 260-94 courtesy of James Crookall via searcharchives.vancouver.ca courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).
|313k||Glacier (AF-4) with YR-5 and Submarines H-4 (SS-147) and H-6 (SS-149), between February 1921 and April 1921 at Mare Island.||Photo i.d. courtesy of Ric Hedman.
USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
|236k||H and L class submarines berth in San Pedro. |
From Back to front & L-R: H-6 (SS-149), L-5 (SS-44), H-7 (SS-150), H-3 (SS-30) in back berth. The H-4 (SS-147) is moored alongside the pier, ahead of her is a row with at least 2 submarines, the H-5 (SS-148) on the left & what might be either the L-6 (SS-45) or L-7 (SS-46) alongside.
The photo appeared in the LA Times on 20 February 1920. The LA Water & Power states that the San Pedro submarine base closed in 1923.
|Text i.d. courtesy of Ric Hednan .
Photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
|NR||WIRELESS SAYS SUBMARINES ARE ACCOUNTED FOR
A1l twelve of the submarines en route from Los Angeles to Hampton Roads, Va., under convoy of the tender Beaver (AS-5), were said at the local submarine base to be accounted for this morning.
|Image and text provided by University of Florida.|
Photo & text by The Lakeland Evening Telegram. (Lakeland, Fla.) 1911-1922, 29 July 1922, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|NR||Starting a 5,000-mile journey, which will end at their own graveyard,twelve H and L type submarines left the Navy base at San Pedro, CA, recently, bound for Hampton Roads, VA. through the Panama Canal. Upon arrival on the East coast they are to be decommissioned and cut up for scrap iron.|
Eleven of the boats were:
|Image and text provided by Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, LA
Photo from The Weekly Iberian. (New Iberia, La.) 1894-1946, 19 August 1922, Image 2, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
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