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|<||91k|| S-42 (SS-153), a Quincy built S-boat, was the first of E.B.'s second production series (S-42-47). These boats could be recognized by the prominent gun access trunks at the forward ends of their conning tower fairwaters ( the S-18 (SS-123) had much smaller ammunition scuttles there). |
Other modifications, such as revisied ballast arrangements, were more subtle. The dashed line indicates the way the skeg was cut away for the submarine safety improvement program: the boats of this series were modified during the early 1930's. All were modernized during WW II.
|Drawing by Jim Christley. Text courtesy of U.S. Submarines Through 1945, An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman. Naval Institute Press.|
|270k||Typical of the last E.B.'s S-boats S-42-47 (SS-153-58) is shown as in 1924-25 (the date of final changes to the original plans is illegible). These boats were part of a second, redesigned series. They were lengthened enough to accomodate both the new 4in/50 gun & the gun access hatch shown (arrowed) forward of the conning tower fairwater (it is the main visual difference between these and earlier E.B. units)||Drawing & Text courtesy of U.S. Submarines Through 1945, An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman. Naval Institute Press.|
|89k||From left to right: S-18 (SS-123), S-22 (SS-127), S-42 (SS-153) & tied up along the dock at Groton, CT., 2 January 1924.||USN photo # 19-N-10279, from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), courtesy of Daniel Dunham.|
|184k||S-42 (SS-153) had a shower head installed in the port side aft of the conning tower. This photo was taken in 1926 off shore of Pearl Harbor.||Private Collection of Ric Hedman.|
|1.72k||Control Force Employment Schedule, 4 January to 1 March 1926. US Fleet Problem Number VI.||Photo courtesy of Steve Ireland.|
|559k||S-42 (SS-153) in the Panama Canal Zone, 30 November 1926.||Official USN photo # 80-G-457039 now in the collections of the National Archives, courtesy of the National Museum of the U.S. Navy, via flickr.com.|
|117k||S-42 (SS-153) at San Diego, CA., during the 1920s or 1930s. S-44 (SS-155) is in the background.||USN photo # NH 42154, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center|
|<||116k||S-42 (SS-153) in port during the 1920s or 1930s. Note Langley (CV-1) in the background.||USN photo # NH 42155, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.|
|100k||Submarines at Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone, 1926|
These boats are:
V-3 (SF-6), later Bonita (SS-165); and
|USN photo # NH 80598, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center. Photo courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Collection of Lieutenant O.E. Wightman.|
|128k||19th Submarine Division at San Diego, California, 28 July 1928, with officers and crewmen paraded on deck. Panoramic photograph, taken by O.A. Tunnell, 521 A St., San Diego. The first three submarines are (from inboard): S-46 (SS-157); S-42 (SS-153) and S-47 (SS-158). The other three are (in no order): S-43 (SS-154); S-44 (SS-155) and S-45 (SS-156).||USN photo # NH 96624, now in the collections of the US National Archives. Courtesy of Captain Gordon Peterson, USN.|
|86k|| Holland (AS-3)
moored off San Diego, California, circa 1930.|
Submarines alongside, to starboard, are (from inboard): S-25 (SS-130); S-28 (SS-133); S-24 (SS-129); S-27 (SS-132); S-26 (SS-131); and S-48 (SS-159) or S-46 (SS-157). Submarines moored to Holland's port side are (from inboard): V-3 (SF-6), later Bonita (SS-165); V-2 (SF-5), later Bass (SS-164); S-45 (SS-156); S-43 (SS-154); S-44 (SS-155); and S-42 (SS-153).
|USN photo # NH 63094, now in the collections of the US National Archives.|
|102k||Holland (AS-3) moored at San Diego, CA., circa 1930. Submarines alongside, apparently holding inspection, are (from inboard):|
V-3 (SF-6), later Bonita (SS-165);
V-2 (SF-5), later Bass (SS-164);
S-44 (SS-155); and
|USN photo # NH 53437, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.|
|184k||Port side view of the S-42 (SS-153) entering Pearl Harbor, circa 1930.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|184k||From left to right: |
S-47 (SS-158), S-42 (SS-153), S-43 (SS-154) & Barracuda (SS-163);
at the sub base in Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone, probably circa early 1936.
|USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.|
|327k||Submarine Division 11 is shown moored together here in this photograph, probably taken in 1936 at the Submarine Base in Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone. Shown are the S-46 (SS-157), S-43 (SS-154), S-47 (SS-158), S-42 (SS-153), S-44 (SS-155), and S-45 (SS-156).||Photo i.d. & text courtesy of Dave Johnston, USNR.
USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
|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.
|121k||S-42 (SS-153) crew members posed on the submarine's foredeck, while she was at Norfolk, VA., 18 June 1943. Note anti-submarine net in the left background.||NARA photo # 80-G-73340, a USN photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.|
|885k||Sailors loading torpedos on unknown S-boat before leaving for patrol duty in Japanese waters. |
On 2 September 1943, S-42 (SS-153) departed Dutch Harbor for the Kurils and her only North Pacific war patrol. Stopping en route at Attu, the forty-day patrol was spent primarily in the Paramushiro-Onekotan area. She returned to Dutch Harbor on 12 October.
The following 13 photo PDF shows photos of her Artic tour.
|Partial text courtesy of DANFS.
Source: LIFE Magazine Archives - Dmitri Kessel Photographer, shared by Peter DeForest.
PDF added 01/03/18.
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