SS-158, U.S.S. S-47

The USS S-47 (SS-158) was launched on 5 January 1924. The S-boat was commissioned on 16 September 1925 with Lieutenant John Wilkes in command. The S-42 Class coastal submarine torpedo boat was 225 feet 3 inches in length overall; had an extreme beam of 20 feet 8 inches; had a normal surface displacement of 906 … Read more

SS-157, U.S.S. S-46

The USS S-46 (SS-157) was launched on 11 September 1923. The S-boat was commissioned on 5 June 1925 with Lieutenant Commander Hubert V. LaBombard in command. The S-42 Class coastal submarine torpedo boat was 225 feet 3 inches in length overall; had an extreme beam of 20 feet 8 inches; had a normal surface displacement … Read more

SS-156, U.S.S. S-45

The USS S-45 (SS-156) was launched on 26 June 1923. The S-boat was delivered to the United States Navy and commissioned on 31 March 1925 with Lieutenant Edwin F. Cochrane in command. The S-42 Class coastal submarine torpedo boat was 225 feet 3 inches in length overall; had an extreme beam of 20 feet 8 … Read more

SS-155, U.S.S. S-44

Commissioned in 1925, S-44 spent the interwar years in a variety of roles, from training to fleet deployment. Refitted in Philadelphia at the beginning of the war, she sailed via Panama, arriving in Brisbane in mid-April 1942. Commanded by Lieutenant John Moore—perhaps inevitably nicknamed “Dinty,” after Jigg’s favorite tavern keeper—S-44 had the rare luxury of … Read more

SS-154, U.S.S. S-43

S-43 was launched 31 March 1923, at the Quincy, Massachusetts yard of the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. She was commissioned on 31 December 1924, under the command of Lieutenant C.E. Braine, Jr. Assigned to SubDiv 19, and then to SubDiv 11, S-43 completed her trials and in April 1925 proceeded to the Submarine Base at Coco … Read more