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|439k||To Europe in a Submarine Boat|
BOW OF SUBMARINE BOAT # 7
SUBMARINE BOAT NO. 7 IN THE SHIPYARD
|Image and text provided by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE.|
Photo & text by Omaha Daily Bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, 18 November 1900, Image 18, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|115k||Fulton about to be loaded on a barge to begin its journey to Russia.||Text & photo courtesy of pbs.org/wgbh/nova.|
|576k||JAPANS PURCHASE OF AMERICAN SUBMARINES|
By this time several Holland submarine boats built in Fore River Mass., are on the sea in the hold of a steamship bound for Japan. The Japs contracted for a number of these boats, the first installment of which were packed in crates and shipped on flat cars to the west where they were loaded on the ships.
|Image and text provided by University of North Texas; Denton, TX.|
Photo & text by Palestine Daily Herald.(Palestine, Tex.) 1902-1949, 29 October 1904, Image 5, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|268k||NNS delivers its first submarine, the (Bychock), for the Russian Navy to the Lake Torpedo Boat Company on 17 October 1904.||Text i.d. courtesy of David Johnston & Jim Christley.|
Photo courtesy of huntingtoningalls.com
||Antofagasta & Inuique at Moran yard, Seattle. The two Chilean vessels lie alongside a third submarine at the fitting out dock. They well display the contrasting blunt bow cap of the Inuique and the sharp cut water of the Antofagasta, circa 1914.
||Photo courtesy of Vancouver Maritime Museum from Beneath the Surface: World War I Submarines Built in Seattle and Vancouver by Bill Lightfoot.
||ENGINES USED BY THE U-5 WERE BUILT IN AMERICA
Austrian Boat Which Sank the cruiser Leon Gambetta Is of Same Type as U. S. Submarines Now Defending Panama Canal.
|Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC & The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation.
Photo & text by The Washington Herald. (Washington, D.C.) 1906-1939, 30 April 1915, Image 2, & The Sun.(New York, [N.Y.]) 1916-1920, 02 May 1915, Image 2, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
||SUBMARINE DESIGNED AND BUILT IN AMERICA TORPEDOED GERMAN BATTLE CRUISER MOLTKE|
Craft Constructed In This Country Active in Baltic Operations,
TEN SENT ACROSS UNDER OWN POWER
|Image and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation.
Photo from the The Sun. (New York [N.Y.]) 1833-1916, 06 October 1915, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
||"Made in America" British Submarine in Boston Dock.|
The British submarine H-20, one of a half dozen undersea craft ordered by the British government from the Fore River Shipyard Company, will not be delivered until the close of the European war. The boat is practically complete at present, but under an agreement with the United States government will not be given into the hands of the British government until peace negotiations are completed. The boats are of the H type and similar in construction and fittings to the H boats of the United States navy.
|Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.|
Photo & text by The Washington Herald. (Washington, D.C.) 1906-1939, 28 October 1915, Image 12, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
||Fleet of English submarines held at Navy Yard before U.S. entered war.||Photo # 08_06_023261 courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection via flickr.com.
||First Interior Picture of Submarine Torpedo Tubes|
This remarkable photograph shows the four torpedo tubes of the Spanish submarine Isaac Peral, built by the submarine boat corporation and now undergoing trials at Provincetown. Mass. The Isaac Peral is said by experts to be almost identical in a mechanial scene to the German U-boats Deutschland and U-53. It is as large as those undersea boats and capable of performlng or accomplishing anything that they have done.
|Image and text provided by Indiana State Library.
Photo from the South Bend News-Times. (South Bend, Ind.) 1913-1938, 03 November 1916, EVENING EDITION, Image 5, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|| Six British subs bottled up in Navy Yard because of U.S. neutrality are given to the Chilean government in exchange for a Man of War which could not be built by England.||Photo courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection via Sean Hert & flickr.com.
||Broadside view of the 10 boats for Brits headed for Chile.||Photo # 08_06_023258 courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection via Sean Hert & flickr.com.
|2.37k||SUBMARINES AT CHARLESTOWN Navy Yard, Mass., being turned over to the Chilean Govt.||National Archives Identifier: 45513767
Local Identifier: 165-WW-338B-37
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
||Bow view of the H-14 in Boston Navy Yard drydock.
Note her # 114.
|Photo courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection via Sean Hert & flickr.com.
||Four photo PDF showing a model of the SMS U-5, an Austro-Hungarian Navy submarine of the First World War. The U-5 and U-6 were Electric Boat EB-17 designs, the components of which were built by EB's main east coast contractor, Fore River Shipbuilding, then shipped in a broken down state to the Whitehead & Co of Fiume and reassembled prior to commissioning. With the exception of minor exterior differences, they were identical to the USN C-class boats, although they were eventually refitted with a 1.5" deck gun.
An interesting side note is that one of the U-5's commanding officers was none other than Korvettenkapitän Georg Ritter von Trapp, the patriarch of the Von Trapp Family Singers of "The Sound of Music" fame. von Trapp sank two ships and captured a third while in command of U-5. His family fortune was inherited, as his first wife was the granddaughter of Robert Whitehead, the inventor of the modern torpedo. He went on to an illustrious career, sinking 11 more ships while in command of U-14.
|Photos courtesy of David Johnston
||TEN SUBMARINES, BUILT AT QUINCY, MASS., FOR THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT AND INTERNED AT BOSTON AT THE BEGINNING OF THE WAR, WHICH HAVE NOW BEEN SOLD TO CHILE IN PART PAYMENT FOR TWO SUPERDREADNOUGTS WHICH WERE UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN ENGLISH SHIPYARDS AND WERE SEIZED BY THE BRITISH AT THE OUTBREAK OF THE WAR.|
Rear Admiral Luiz Gomez Carreno of the Chilean Navy Has Arrived to Take Over the Submersibles for His Government. ten submarines which were built in Quincy Mass. for Great Britian.......
These were part of a second batch of ten that followed ten others that Beth. Steel built for the RN. The first ten were delivered in May-June 1915, but delivery of the second ten was halted under neutrality regulations. They were released for delivery after the U.S. got into the War. Chile got six of those (which became their H-1 through H-6), while the Brits took four. The RN boats were their H-1 through H-10 (first batch) and H-11, H-12, H-14 & H-15 (second batch).
|Image and text provided by The New York Times, 11 February 1917, courtesy of memory.loc.gov. & navypedia.org.|
Text i.d. courtesy of Chuck Haberlein, with input from Ric Hedman & Robert Morgan.
||LARGEST U BOAT, BUILT HERE FOR SPAIN|
The Spanish submarine Isaac Peral, the first war vessel to be built in the United States for the Spanish government and the largest war submarine afloat, left New London Conn., and went 100 miles to sea for target practice. The submarine will soon start for Spain.
|Image and text provided by Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.|
Photo by American Press Association.
Photo from the The Fulton County News. (McConnellsburg, Pa.) 1899-current, 08 February 1917, Image 4, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
PDF via The New York Times, 21 July 1917, courtesy of memory.loc.gov.
||SUBMARINE GOES THROUGH CAPE COD CANAL |
Photograph shows a submarine of the Chilean Navy sailing through the Cape Cod canal en route to New London, where it will practice diving. Chilean government was having certain of her battleships built in England. These battleships the British government took over, in return giving to the Chilean government six submarines being built at the Fore River shipyards for Great Britain, which were under detention at the Charleston navy yard.
These subs were officially turned over to Chile last spring, and since that time the new owners have had crews on board learning how to use the vessels. The crews were quartered in the historic U. S. frigate Constitution. The vessels will start for Chile, after going through try-out tests at New London.
|Image and text provided by University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR.|
Photo from East Oregonian: E.O. (Pendleton, OR) 1888-current, 19 September 1917, DAILY EVENING EDITION, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Launching of the R-2, at the Fore River Shipbuilding Company shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts.
This boat IS the R-2, but not OUR R-2. This is a boat built to the R-class design for the Peruvian Navy in 1925. The Peruvian variant lacked the towing fairlead hawsepipe at the tip of the bow and it had bow planes that retracted into a slit in the superstructure as opposed to simply folding up alongside as in the USN R-boats. When it was launched Electric Boat named it the R-2, but it was renamed Casma by the Peruvian Navy at its'commissioning. It was one of four boats that were the first submarines built at the brand new Electric Boat yard in Groton, CT. All previous EB submarines had been sub-contracted for construction to Fore River Shipbuilding (later Bethlehem Quincy) and Union Iron Works of San Francisco (later Bethlehem San Francisco). The first USN submarine built in Groton was the Cuttlefish (SS-171) in 1934.
For more info on this boat in Peruvian service, read here.
|Photo i.d. & text courtesy of David Johnston.|
Photograph courtesy of etsystatic.com.
||NEW LONDON PLANT LAUNCHES SUBMARINE FOR PERUVIAN GOVERNMENT.|
Scene at the launching of the submarine R-3, built by the New London Ship and Engine Co, to take its place as the most modern warship in Peru's navy. Mrs. Hilda F. G. Howe, wife of Rear Admiral Howe, chief of the United States naval mission in Peru, sponsored the submarine at the launching.
|Image & text courtesy of Library of Congress, Washington, DC. |
Photo from the Evening Star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, 24 April 1928, Image 13, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
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