SS-153, U.S.S. S-42

The USS S-42 (SS-153) launched on 30 April 1923. The S-boat was commissioned on 20 November 1924 with Lieutenant John H. Brown, Junior, 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 … Read more

SS-146, U.S.S. S-41

The SS-146 S-41 was launched 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 of 906 … Read more

SS-145, U.S.S. S-40

The keel of USS S-40 (SS-145) was laid down on 5 March 1919 by the Union Iron Works Division of the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation…a subcontractor of the Electric Boat Company of New York City, New York…at San Francisco, California. The submarine was christened by Mrs. John H. Rosseter and launched on 5 January 1921. The … Read more

SS-144, U.S.S. S-39

S-39 was an Asiatic Fleet submarine, on patrol off Luzon when the war began. She was ordered to the San Bernadino Strait, where she was discovered by the enemy and subjected to a heavy depth charging. This was followed by an unsuccessful attack on a Japanese freigher and more depth charges. She return to Manila … Read more

SS-143, U.S.S. S-38

The SS-143, USS S-38 was built on 15 January 1919 by the Union Iron Works Division of the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation…a subcontractor of the Electric Boat Company of New York City, New York…at San Francisco, California. The submarine was dedicated by Mrs. Elegance M. Collins and dispatched on 17 June 1919. The S-watercraft was charged … Read more