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|57k||R-5's (SS-82) Sponsor, Miss Margaretta Wood (center, holding flowers), and her party during the submarine's launching ceremony at the Fore River Shipbuilding Company yard, Quincy, Massachusetts, 24 November 1918. Standing immediately to her left are General and Mrs. Crozier. Her parents, Rear Admiral and Mrs. S.S. Wood, are standing second and third from the left, with Adm. Wood partially visible behind his wife. Two French officers are among the others present. The young man standing third to the left is Benjamin Jay Clift of Soddy, TN.||Official USN photo # NH 103518, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center. Collection of the Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy. Photo I.d. courtesy of Brenda Clift Craig.|
|3.20k||Ours (R) us. |
Ship's Company R-7 (SS-84) with the R-5 (SS-82) & R-10 (SS-87) molded into the background. Time frame could have been circa 1920 when she was operating with infamous SUBDIV 9; all the boats in the photo were part of that division including the R-2 (SS-79) (which may just be visible in the top of the photo).
The R-7 appears underway in the bottom of the photo.
| Photo i.d. courtesy of Ric Hedman.
Photo courtesy of Jan Reid.
|NR||OUR SUBMARINES IN CUBAN WATERS|
A visiting flotilla of submarines of the U, S. Navy are now cruising in the Carribbean. With the flotilla is the mother ship Camden (AS-6), in charge of Commander G. R. Defress. Citizens of Havana and members of the American Club in that city have been providing lavish entertainment for the 800 officers and men in the flotilla, and the jackies are making the most of their sojourn in that wet town. Photo shows a view taken from the mother ship Camden, of American submarines in Havana harbor.
From inboard to outboard: R-5 (SS-82), R-6 (SS-83) & R-2 (SS-79).
|Image and text provided by University of Tennessee.
Photo from The Bridgeport Times and Evening Farmer. (Bridgeport, Conn.) 1918-1924, 09 March 1920, Image 12 via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov
|93k||The Submarine Tender Camden (AS-6) at New York City on 2 May 1920, with six R-boats along side. R-5 (SS-82) is the third sub from the left.||Collection of William E. Bennington, Senior. Donated by W.E. and R.W. Bennington, 1974. USN photo # NH 82521, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.|
|191k|| R & S boats
nested together, May 1920, alongside
Submarine Tender Camden (AS-6).
From inboard to outboard:
and S-3 (SS-107).
Note that all the R-boats have gun platforms, but that guns are fitted only on R-10,
S-4 has a platform for a 4"/50 gun (but no gun is installed), while S-3 still has no gun platform.
| USN photo # 19-N-9936, from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), courtesy of Daniel Dunham.
Text i.d. courtesy of USNHC photo # NH 41855.
|3.01k||U.S. Navy Yard, Norfolk, Va., Dry dock No. 4, Submarines R-1 (SS-78) to R-10 (SS-87). Inc., Targets 43, 45, 53 & 60., 6 October 1920.||National Archives Identifier: 52559671|
Local Identifier: 181-V-2733.
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
|2.63k||U.S. Navy Yard, Norfolk, Va., Dry dock No. 4, Submarines R-1 (SS-78) to R-10 (SS-87). Inc., Targets 43, 45, 53 & 60., 6 October 1920.||National Archives Identifier: 52559669|
Local Identifier: 181-V-2732
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
|87k||R-boats off New York City, circa 1920.
from inboard to outboard (left to right):|
|Official USN photo # NH 41746, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.
Image and text provided by Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, LA.
Photo from The Madison Journal. (Tallulah, Madison Parish, La.) 1888-current, 05 June 1920, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|79k||The Submarine Tender Camden (AS-6)
off New York City with twelve submarines alongside, circa 1920.
Submarines are, from inboard to outboard (left to right):|
and S-3 (SS-107).
|Official USN photo # NH 99892, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.|
|416k|| R-Boats tied to a tender. The cityscape in the background is New York City.
Location is the 79th Street Boat Basin on the west side of Manhattan Island. They were in transit to Hawaii.|
R-7 (SS-84) with the stern of another R-boat visible. It is quite possible that this photo is taken from a different angle from the one above with the same boats in order but only a partial view.
|Photo i.d. & text courtesy of Ric Hedman. |
USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
|132k||This photo shows the submarines R-1 (SS-78), R-2 (SS-79), R-3(SS-80), R-4 (SS-81), R-5 (SS-82), R-7 (SS-84), R-8 (SS-85) & R-10 (SS-87) with Mud Scow #8 in Mare Island's Dry Dock #2 between 8 May and 10 June 1922. Note: The scaffold for the construction of the Montana (BB-51) can be seen above and to the right of the head of the dry dock.||Seattle NARA photo # USN photo 60-30 Record Group 181, 13th Naval District, Records of the Naval District & Shore Establishments, courtesy of Tracy White @ Researcher @ Large & submitted by Darryl L. Baker.|
|117k||R-4 (SS-81) & R-5 (SS-82) appear here probably before they were transferred 16 July 1923 with Division 9 and Canopus (AS-9) to Pearl Harbor where they remained for the next 8 years engaged in training and operations with fleet units.||USN photo courtesy of Jerry Crow.
Partial text courtesy of DANFS.
|124k||Portside view of the R-5 (SS-82) entering harbor, circa 1923 - 1930 at Hawaii.||USN photo by Tai Sing Loo, courtesy of E. Little.|
|399k||The Spanish-American War era ex-crusier Baltimore (CM-1), now the Navy's first minelayer, in the "Back Channel", sometime in the 1920's. The R-5 (SS-82) passes Sanderling (AM-37) and, inboard Baltimore at Pearl Harbor. Both of these ships were then out of commission.||Text i.d. via USNHC photograph # NH 79747, courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1974.|
USN photo thanks to Jim Kurrasch @ Battleship Iowa, Pacific Battleship Center.
Photo added 01/26/20.
|3.08k||R boats at the sub base, Pearl Harbor, November 1925.
R-2 (SS-79), R-7 (SS-84), R-6 (SS-83), unknown, R-4 (SS-81) & R-5 (SS-82). The rest I could not identify.
The barracks ship, ex-Chicago (CL-14) is at the right of the photo.
|Photo i.d. & text courtesy of Dave Johnston (USNR)
Photo from the private collection of Ric Hedman.
|152k||The crews of Submarine Divisions 9 & 14 line the decks of their boats (20 in all) at the Submarine base at Pearl Harbor on 12 December 1930.|
R-19 (SS-96) &
All the R-boats were to leave the base where they had been serving for upwards of 8 years and transfer to the East coast to be decommissioned over the next 3 years.
The only identifiable boat is the R-16.
|USN photo by Tai Sing Loo, courtesy of E. Little.
||Philadelphia Navy Yard, 28 October 1940.
The photo presented panorama military shipyards in Philadelphia Navy Yard. Most of the ships are obsolete US destroyers, that were transfer to Great Britain under lend lease.
The submarines are on the left hand side of the photo, and they are: (in no particular order)
The O boats:O-1 (SS-62), O-2 (SS-63), O-3 (SS-64), O-6 (SS-67), O-7 (SS-68), O-8 (SS-69), O-9 (SS-70), O-10 (SS-71).
The R boats: R-1 (SS-78), R-2 (SS-79), R-3 (SS-80), R-5 (SS-82), R-6 (SS-83), R-7 (SS-84), R-8 (SS-85), R-9 (SS-86), R-10 (SS-87), R-12 (SS-89), R-15 (SS-92), R-16 (SS-93), R-17 (SS-94), R-18 (SS-95), R-19 (SS-96) & R-20 (SS-97).
The S boats: S-11 (SS-116), S-12 (SS-117), S-13 (SS-118), S-14 (SS-119), S-15 (SS-120), S-16 (SS-121), S-17 (SS-122) & S-48 (SS-159).
The Olympia (C-6) is shown at the right of the wharf on Broad Street.
The stadium in the upper left, was John F. Kennedy Stadium (formally Philadelphia Municipal Stadium)that stood from 1926 to 1992. It was erected for the 1926 Sesquicentennial.
|Photo i.d. courtesy of Ron Reeves (of blessed memory).
Photo courtesy of flickr.com.
Lower resolution photo. (548k)
||These World War submarines, [R-boats] tied up in the Navy Yard in Philadelphia for a dozen years, are being reconditioned and some are already in active service again, it was announced 10 January 1941. This picture shows them as they appeared before the repair program began.
||Photo & text courtesy of A.P. Wire courtesy of philly.com.
|| Portside view of the R-5 (SS-82) entering harbor, probably at New London or Groton, CT, circa 1940-1941.
|| USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.
||This air view of Portsmouth Navy Yard taken just after the end of WW II shows the main shipbuilding shed which enabled construction to continue unimpeded by the Maine winters. The shed was widened to add two ways in 1941, and a fifth was squeezed in a year later. Drydocks No. 1 (left) & 2 (far right) contain six fleet submarines, while three R-boats are moored in the foreground.
The Pompano (SS-491) would have been under construction in the first ways on the left hand corner of the main shipbuilding shed.
|Photo and partial text from The Fleet Submarine in the U.S. Navy: A Design and Construction History, by John D. Alden.
||Submarines tied up at Base on Island, Bermuda. Base building in background, February 1942.
The boats in these photos are likely the following: R-1 (SS-78), R-5 (SS-82), R-6 (SS-83), R-7 (SS-84), and R-9 (SS-86), with an outside possibility of R-15 (SS-92). All of those were known to be operating out of Bermuda at the time of the photo. I can't get any closer than that.
|Photo & text i.d. courtesy of Dave Johnston, (USNR).|
USN photo # 80-G-70634 & 70635, from National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
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