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UNITED STATES NAVY (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)

SUBMARINES

'A' submarines (1903)

A2 1903

No

Name

Yard No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comm

Fate

SS2

Plunger, 11/1911- A1

97

Crescent, Elizabethport

5/1901

1/2/1902

9/1903

stricken 2/1913

SS3 Adder, 11/1911- A2 88 Crescent, Elizabethport 10/1900 22/7/1901 1/1903 target 9/1920
SS4 Grampus, 11/1911- A3 76 Union Iron Wks, San Francisco 12/1900 31/7/1902 5/1903 stricken 1/1922
SS5 Moccasin, 11/1911- A4 89 Crescent, Elizabethport 11/1900 20/8/1901 1/1903 stricken 1/1922
SS6 Pike, 11/1911- A5 77 Union Iron Wks, San Francisco 12/1900 14/1/1903 5/1903 stricken 1/1922
SS7 Porpoise, 11/1911- A6 91 Crescent, Elizabethport 12/1900 23/9/1902 9/1903 target 7/1921
SS8 Shark, 11/1911- A7 92 Crescent, Elizabethport 1/1901 19/10/1901 9/1903 stricken 1/1922

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

107 / 123

Length, m

19.5

Breadth, m

3.60

Draught, m

3.20

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 Otto petrol engine / 1 electric motor

Power, h. p.

160 / 150

Max speed, kts

8 / 7

Fuel, t

petrol 2.2

Endurance, nm (kts)

 

Armament

1 - 450 TT (bow, 5)

Complement

7

Diving depth operational, m

25

   

Ship project history: These developments of the original Holland were intended for port defense, the crews living ashore or aboard tenders.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: All except Plunger were shipped to the Philippines (1st Submarine Division, Asiatic Torpedo Fleet off Cavite naval base, Luzon) aboard colliers in pairs 1908, 1909 and 1915, ending their careers in the Far East as targets.

A2 1912

Ivan Gogin, 2014