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H-7 (SS-150)


H-4 Class Submarine:Built by the British Pacific Construction and Engineering Company, Vancouver, Canada for Imperial Russian Government; Acquired by US Navy 20 May 1918; Reassembled at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA.; Laid down, 15 May 1918; Launched, 17 October 1918; Commissioned, USS H-7, 24 October 1918; Redesignated USS H-7 (SS-150), 17 July 1920; Decommissioned, 23 October 1922, at Norfolk, VA.; Laid up in the Reserve Fleet; Struck from the Naval Register, 26 February 1931; Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 28 November 1933.
Partial data submitted by Yves Hubert & Thomas Lee | Managing Editor Undersea Warfare Magazine

Specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 358 t., Submerged: 467 t..; Length 150' 4" ; Beam 15' 10"; Draft 15' 10"; Speed, surfaced 14 kts, submerged 10.5 kts; Depth Limit 200'; Complement 2 Officers, 23 Enlisted; Armament, four 18" torpedo tubes, 8 torpedoes; Propulsion, diesel electric, New London Ship and Engine Co., diesel engines, 960 hp, Fuel Capacity, 11,800 gal.; Electro Dynamic Co., electric motors, 600 hp, Battery Cells, 120, single propeller.
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H-7 41k H-7 (SS-150) under construction at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA. 1918. US Navy photo courtesy of Ric Hedman.
H-7 38k The launching of the H-7 (SS-150) at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA., 17 October 1918. US Navy photo courtesy of subnet.com.
H-7 62k H-7 (SS-150) on maneuvers, off San Pedro, CA., 1918. The submarine, attached to SubDiv 6 and later to SubDiv 7, operated out of San Pedro on various battle and training exercises with the other ships of her division. She also patrolled out of San Pedro with interruptions for overhaul at Mare Island. US Navy photo # 19-N-20294, from (NARA), courtesy of Daniel Dunham.
H-7 587k H-7 (SS-150) geting into the movies. Photo courtesy of Reginald Flemming Landrum via Lillie Bavendam.
Photo added 02/02/13.
H-7 327k H-7 (SS-150) and another H-boat in overhaul at San Pedro, CA. Photo courtesy of Reginald Flemming Landrum via Lillie Bavendam.
Photo added 02/02/13.
H-7 319k H-7 (SS-150) and another H-boat in overhaul at San Pedro, CA. Photo courtesy of Reginald Flemming Landrum via Lillie Bavendam.
Photo added 02/02/13.
H-7 319k Stern view of the H-7 (SS-150) in overhaul at San Pedro, CA. Photo courtesy of Reginald Flemming Landrum via Lillie Bavendam.
Photo added 02/02/13.
H-7 319k Stern view of the H-7 (SS-150) in overhaul at San Pedro, CA. Photo courtesy of Reginald Flemming Landrum via Lillie Bavendam.
Photo added 02/02/13.
graveyard shift977kStarting 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:
H-2 (SS-29),
H-3 (SS-30),
L-6 (SS-45),
L-7 (SS-46),
H-4 (SS-147),
H-5 (SS-148),
H-6 (SS-149),
H-7 (SS-150),
H-8 (SS-151),
H-9 (SS-152).
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.

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