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|1.85k||Coco Solo Submarine Base, Showing Officer's Quarters, Base Guard Bunk House & Mess Hall, 6 September 1917.||Photo by Ernest Hallen, from the digital collection of Ron Armstrong, author of The Panama Canal, the Invisible Wonder of the World|
|1.65k||Coco Solo Submarine Base from Old Breakwater Dock, Showing Storehouses & Machine Shops, 6 September 1917.||Photo by Ernest Hallen, from the digital collection of Ron Armstrong, author of The Panama Canal, the Invisible Wonder of the World|
|735k||Coco Solo Submarine Base. The Old Breakwater dock showing moorings. 6 September 1917. |
The C-4 (SS-15) is moored on the left.
|Photo by Ernest Hallen, from the digital collection of Ron Armstrong, author of The Panama Canal, the Invisible Wonder of the World|
|882k||Coco Solo Submarine Base. Dock and bay from machine shop. 6 September 1917.|
|514k||Coco Solo Submarine Base. Completed North Quay Wall. Back View. 11 December 1917.|
|609k||Coco Solo Submarine Base. Completed North Quay Wall. Front View. 11 December 1917.|
|728k||Coco Solo Submarine Base: Oil Store House, 11 December 1917. |
The submarines C-2 (SS-13), C-3 (SS-14), C-4 (SS-15); and C-5 (SS-16) appear in the upper left.
|1.66k||US Sub Base, Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone: 26 September 1922. |
France Field is in the background.
One of the Henry Ford built Eagle class patrol boats is in the lower left corner of the basin.
Identifiable submarines are not clear enough for positive IDís, but all the 6 Lake Torpedo Boat Co. O-class boats: O-11 (SS-72), O-12 (SS-73), O-13 (SS-74), O-14 (SS-75), O-15 (SS-76) & O-16 (SS-77) were assigned there for the bulk of their active service before being scrapped in 1924.
|Photo i.d. courtesy of Ric Hedman & David Johnston (USN, retired) .|
Record Group 18: Records of the Army Air Forces, ca. 1902 - 1964
Series: "Airscapes" of American and Foreign Areas, 1917 - 1964
File Unit: Panama Canal Zone - Coco Solo
Local Identifier: 18-AA-108-33
National Archives Identifier: 68147899
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
|387k||US Submarine base at Coco Solo, Panama 1923.|
The R-26 (SS-103) is in the background with the white tarp over her fore deck.
The Submarine Chaser in the background is SC 285.
The O-3 (SS-64) & O-7 (SS-68) are in front of the R-26. The O-9 (SS-70) is next closest to the camera. The two boats in the foreground are the O-5 (SS-66) and a mystery "O" boat.
The O-5 reported to Coco Solo in January of 1923 and she sank 18 October 1923 with the loss of 2 lives.
|Text courtesy of Ric Hedman.
Photo from the private collection of Ric Hedman.
|733k||R-9 (SS-86) taking on water from buoy, Chatham Bay, Coco's Island, Coco Solo, C.Z., 28 July 1941.||USN photo # 80-G-466178 from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.|
|2.17k||Welcome to Sub Base Coco Solo, C.Z., circa 1939.||Photo courtesy of Julius "Fred" Hatchett via his grandson Steve Hatchett.|
|2.61k||The Band plays Welcome to Sub Base Coco Solo, C.Z. in C minor.||Photo courtesy of Julius "Fred" Hatchett via his grandson Steve Hatchett.|
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