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USS S-48 (SS-159)

Index USS S-48 (SS-159)

USS S-48 (SS-159) was the first submarine in the fourth group of ''S''-class submarines of the United States Navy. [1]

64 relations: American 21 inch torpedo, American Campaign Medal, American Defense Service Medal, Annapolis, Maryland, Anti-submarine warfare, Ballast tank, Bridgeport, Connecticut, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Caribbean Sea, Ceremonial ship launching, Chlorine, Coco Solo, Connecticut, Deck gun, Eagle-class patrol craft, Europe, Felix Andries Vening Meinesz, Florida, Fort Stark, Gravimeter, Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Harry Hammond Hess, Home port, Hydrographer of the Navy, Hyman G. Rickover, Key West, Kittery, Maine, Lake Torpedo Boat, League Island, Lieutenant (navy), List of islands of New Hampshire, Long Island Sound, Minesweeper, Naval Oceanographic Office, Naval Vessel Register, Navy Day, New England, New Hampshire, New London, Connecticut, New York City, Panama Canal, Peekskill, New York, Penfield Reef, Philadelphia, Portland, Maine, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Princeton University, Royal Navy, Sea trial, Ship commissioning, ..., Submarine, The Bahamas, Torpedo tube, Tugboat, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Coast Guard, United States Navy, United States S-class submarine, United States Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D.C., World War I, World War II, World War II Victory Medal (United States), 4"/50 caliber gun. Expand index (14 more) »

American 21 inch torpedo

There have been a number of 21 inch torpedoes in service with the United States.

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American Campaign Medal

The American Campaign Medal is a military award of the United States Armed Forces which was first created on November 6, 1942 by issued by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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American Defense Service Medal

The American Defense Service Medal was a military award of the United States Armed Forces, established by, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, on June 28, 1941.

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Annapolis, Maryland

Annapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Maryland, as well as the county seat of Anne Arundel County.

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Anti-submarine warfare

Anti-submarine warfare (ASW, or in older form A/S) is a branch of underwater warfare that uses surface warships, aircraft, or other submarines to find, track and deter, damage, or destroy enemy submarines.

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Ballast tank

A ballast tank is a compartment within a boat, ship or other floating structure that holds water, which is used as ballast to provide stability for a vessel.

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Bridgeport, Connecticut

Bridgeport is a historic seaport city in the U.S. state of Connecticut.

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Brooklyn Navy Yard

The Brooklyn Navy Yard was a shipyard located in Brooklyn, New York, east of the Battery on the East River in Wallabout Basin, a semicircular bend of the river across from Corlears Hook in Manhattan.

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Caribbean Sea

The Caribbean Sea (Mar Caribe; Mer des Caraïbes; Caraïbische Zee) is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean in the tropics of the Western Hemisphere.

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Ceremonial ship launching

Ceremonial ship launching is the process of transferring a vessel to the water.

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Chlorine is a chemical element with symbol Cl and atomic number 17.

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Coco Solo

Coco Solo was a United States Navy submarine base and naval air station, active from 1918 to the 1960s.

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Connecticut is the southernmost state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.

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Deck gun

A deck gun is a type of naval artillery mounted on the deck of a submarine.

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Eagle-class patrol craft

The Eagle class patrol craft were a set of steel ships smaller than contemporary destroyers but having a greater operational radius than the wooden-hulled, submarine chasers developed in 1917.

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Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere.

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Felix Andries Vening Meinesz

Felix Andries Vening Meinesz (The Hague July 30, 1887 – Amersfoort August 10, 1966) was a Dutch geophysicist and geodesist.

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Florida (Spanish for "land of flowers") is the southernmost contiguous state in the United States.

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Fort Stark

Fort Stark is a former military fortification in New Castle, New Hampshire, United States.

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A gravimeter is an instrument used to measure gravitational acceleration.

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Guantanamo Bay Naval Base

Guantanamo Bay Naval Base (Base Naval de la Bahía de Guantánamo), officially known as Naval Station Guantanamo Bay or NSGB (also called GTMO because of the abbreviation of Guantanamo or Gitmo because of the common pronunciation of this word by the U.S. military), is a United States military base located on 120 square kilometres (45 sq mi) of land and water at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, which the U.S. leased for use as a coaling station and naval base in 1903 for $2,000 in gold per year until 1934, when the payment was set to match the value in gold in dollars; in 1974, the yearly lease was set to $4,085.

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Harry Hammond Hess

Harry Hammond Hess (May 24, 1906 – August 25, 1969) was a geologist and a United States Navy officer in World War II.

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Home port

A vessel's home port is the port at which it is based, which may not be the same as its port of registry shown on its registration documents and lettered on the stern of the ship's hull.

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Hydrographer of the Navy

Hydrographer of the Navy is a Royal Naval appointment.

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Hyman G. Rickover

Admiral Hyman G. Rickover (January 27, 1900 – July 8, 1986), U.S. Navy, directed the original development of naval nuclear propulsion and controlled its operations for three decades as director of Naval Reactors.

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Key West

Key West (Cayo Hueso) is an island and city in the Straits of Florida on the North American continent, at the southwesternmost end of the roadway through the Florida Keys in the state of Florida, United States.

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Kittery, Maine

Kittery is a town in York County, Maine, United States.

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Lake Torpedo Boat

The Lake Torpedo Boat Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut was an early builder of submarines for the United States Navy in the early 20th Century.

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League Island

League Island was an island in the Delaware River, part of the city of Philadelphia, just upstream from the mouth of the Schuylkill River, which was the site of the Philadelphia shipyard, which eventually became the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, now known as The Navy Yard.

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Lieutenant (navy)

LieutenantThe pronunciation of lieutenant is generally split between,, generally in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Commonwealth countries, and,, generally associated with the United States.

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List of islands of New Hampshire

Islands New Hampshire.

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Long Island Sound

Long Island Sound is a tidal estuary of the Atlantic Ocean, lying between the eastern shores of Bronx County, New York City, southern Westchester County, and Connecticut to the north, and the North Shore of Long Island, to the south.

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A minesweeper is a small naval warship designed to engage in minesweeping.

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Naval Oceanographic Office

The Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO), located at John C. Stennis Space Center in south Mississippi, comprises approximately 1,000 civilian, military and contract personnel responsible for providing oceanographic products and services to all elements within the Department of Defense.

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Naval Vessel Register

The Naval Vessel Register (NVR) is the official inventory of ships and service craft in custody of or titled by the United States Navy.

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Navy Day

Several nations observe or have observed a Navy Day to recognize their navy.

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New England

New England is a geographical region comprising six states of the northeastern United States: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

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New Hampshire

New Hampshire is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.

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New London, Connecticut

New London is a seaport city and a port of entry on the northeast coast of the United States.

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New York City

The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

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Panama Canal

The Panama Canal (Canal de Panamá) is an artificial waterway in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean.

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Peekskill, New York

Peekskill, officially the City of Peekskill, is a city in Westchester County, New York.

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Penfield Reef

Penfield Reef is a partially submerged reef that extends a mile into Long Island Sound from the coast of Fairfield, Connecticut.

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Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863.

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Portland, Maine

Portland is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Maine, with a population of 67,067 as of 2017.

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Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNS), often called the Portsmouth Navy Yard, is a United States Navy shipyard located in Kittery on the southern boundary of Maine near the city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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Princeton University

Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey.

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Royal Navy

The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.

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Sea trial

A sea trial is the testing phase of a watercraft (including boats, ships, and submarines).

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Ship commissioning

Ship commissioning is the act or ceremony of placing a ship in active service, and may be regarded as a particular application of the general concepts and practices of project commissioning.

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A submarine (or simply sub) is a watercraft capable of independent operation underwater.

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The Bahamas

The Bahamas, known officially as the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is an archipelagic state within the Lucayan Archipelago.

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Torpedo tube

A torpedo tube is a cylinder shaped device for launching torpedoes.

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A tug (tugboat or towboat) is a type of vessel that maneuvers other vessels by pushing or pulling them either by direct contact or by means of a tow line.

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Turks and Caicos Islands

The Turks and Caicos Islands (and), or TCI for short, are a British Overseas Territory consisting of the larger Caicos Islands and smaller Turks Islands, two groups of tropical islands in the Lucayan Archipelago of the Atlantic Ocean and northern West Indies.

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United States Coast Guard

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the country's seven uniformed services.

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United States Navy

The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.

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United States S-class submarine

The United States' S-class submarines, often simply called S-boats (sometimes "Sugar" boats, after the then contemporary Navy phonetic alphabet for "S"), were the first class of submarines with a significant number built to United States Navy designs.

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United States Secretary of the Navy

The Secretary of the Navy (or SECNAV) is a statutory officer and the head (chief executive officer) of the Department of the Navy, a military department (component organization) within the Department of Defense of the United States of America.

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Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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World War II Victory Medal (United States)

The World War II Victory Medal is a service medal of the United States military which was established by an Act of Congress on 6 July 1945 (Public Law 135, 79th Congress) and promulgated by Section V, War Department Bulletin 12, 1945.

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4"/50 caliber gun

The 4"/50 caliber gun (spoken "four-inch-fifty-caliber") was the standard low-angle, quick-firing gun for United States, first appearing on the monitor and then used on "Flush Deck" destroyers through World War I and the 1920s.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_S-48_(SS-159)

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