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D-1 770k Submarine Monsters for American Navy.
It Is fitting that the United States, where the submarine torpedoboat was designed and first built, should have the latest thing in these underseas monsters. So the naval architects in Washington have designed a fighting ship that will prove the most formidable that ever patrolled the seas, as it will be the largest.
Image and text provided by Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo & text by Evening Public Ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.] 1914-1942, 28 May 1915, Night Extra, Image 7, courtesy of
D-1 1.10k 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
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
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
Thresher733kJohn Vickery artwork depicting Thresher (SS-200) for 1942 WW II General Motors Diesel advertisement.Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
Photo added 02/09/15.
Albacore 913k The Albacore (AGSS-569) Flies Under Water, Sperry ad 1957. Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
George Washington943kDry Run Missile Launching Nuclear Subs Sperry Ad 1960. Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.

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