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|673k||H-boats in frame at Bremerton Naval Shipyard, approximately 18 July 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.
Photo added 08/23/17.
|21k||H-6 (SS-149) just prior to being launched on the ways at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA. 1918.||USN photo courtesy of Ric Hedman.|
|55k||H-6 (SS-149) starboard view under way, 1918 off San Pedro, Calif. As part of SubDiv 6 and later 7, H-6 was based at San Pedro, Calif. From there she operated along the West Coast, participating in various battle and training exercises with her sister submarines. Occasional patrol duty off Santa Catalina Island and overhauls at Mare Island varied this effective training routine.||USN photo # 19-N-20300, from (NARA), courtesy of Daniel Dunham.
Text courtesy of DANFS.
|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.
|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.
|31k||H-9 (SS-152), H-6 (SS-149) & H-5 (SS-148) at San Pedro, CA. circa early 1920's. The two left hand boats can't be positively identified as H-class submarines. The men have been doing their laundry and it is drying in the sunshine. The notation on the back of the photo says these boats are moored at "Berth 'M' Pedro".||USN photo courtesy of Ric Hedman.|
|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.
|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.
|216k||H-6 (SS-149) with three battleships.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|977k||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.|
Ten of the boats were:
|Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo from The Lehi Sun. (Lehi, Utah) 1913-1949, 17 August 1922, Image 4, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|37k||Starboard view H-6 (SS-149), circa 1930.||Courtesy of LT. Gary P. Priolo, USN Ret.|
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