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Commercial Submarines


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D-1 NR Holland Submarines
What looks to be a D-class (SS-17 / 19) class submarine is pictured.
Image and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation.
Photo & text by The Sun.(New York, [N.Y.]) 1916-1920, 30 January 1916, EIGHTH SECTION SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT, Image 65, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
D-1 632k SUPPLYING THE SINEWS.
Gasoline for a submarine must be of the highest quality.
The dangerous undertaking of the undersea boat demands the best.
There is a very suggestive story in this illustration showing THAT GOOD GULF GASOLINE being delivered to the submarine D-1 (SS-17) at New London, Conn. preparatory to its participation in the maneuvers of the Atlantic squadron off the Massachusetts coast.
Gasoline good enough for the submarine service is certainly good enough for you-and far better than others you can buy at the same price.
Image and text provided by Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo & text by Evening Public Ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.] 1914-1942, 27 October 1916, Night Extra, Image 8, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
D-1 576k WE NEED MARINES as well as SUBMARINES.
The submarine is marked 23, which occured during part of the operational life of the submarine D-3 (SS-19).
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo & text by The Logan Republican. (Logan, Utah) 1902-1924, 04 August 1917, Image 2, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
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NR THE CHOICE OF THE NAVY
Ballard Oil Burners
Selected for New Submarines V4, V5 and V6
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo & text by Evening Star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, 27 May 1927, Image 5, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Thresher733kJohn Vickery artwork depicting Thresher (SS-200) for 1942 WW II General Motors Diesel advertisement.Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
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469k Pig Boat ship building Diamond roller chains, 1943. Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
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NR TROOP-CARRYING SUBMARINE  PERCH (SS-313) battles way through pancake ice-field during Arctic maneuvers. The Perch tested new, low-temperature fuels and lubricants developed by scientists of America's competing oil companies. Results showed that these fuels and lubricants stood up under the world’s worst weather conditions.
51° BELOW ZERO
Petroleum Research Helps Make Arctic Defense Possible
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo & text by Evening Star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, 28 September  1952, Image 122,  courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Albacore 913k The Albacore (AGSS-569) Flies Under Water, Sperry ad 1957. Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
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NR NORTH POLE SUBS BOTH POWERED BY WESTINGHOUSE ATOMIC ENGINES Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo & text by Evening Star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, 15 August 1958, Image 14, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
George Washington943kDry Run Missile Launching Nuclear Subs Sperry Ad 1960. Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.

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