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H-8 (SS-151)


H-4 Class Submarine: Built by the Electric Boat Company, Groton, CT., for Imperial Russian Govt; Acquired by US Navy; Laid down, 25 May 1918, at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA.; Launched, 14 November 1918; Commissioned, USS H-8, 18 November 1918; Redesignated USS H-8 (SS-151), 15 July 1920; Decommissioned, 17 November 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.

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-8 30k H-8 (SS-151) under construction at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA. 1918.
US Navy photo courtesy of Ric Hedman.
H-8 86k H-8 (SS-151) on maneuvers, off San Pedro, 1918, where she was attached first to SubDivs 6 and 7. Operating with her sister ships, H-8 engaged in extensive battle and training exercises out of San Pedro, varying this routine with patrols off Santa Catalina Island. Note the ship's offficers in the conning tower and the crew on deck.
US Navy photo # 19-N-20293, from (NARA), courtesy of Daniel Dunham. Text courtesy of DANFS.
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.
PDF added 03/11/11.

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