Photo of the Day: Sept. 28, 2012

Crew of the Navy's first viable submarine, the USS Holland (USN)

Starting a new tradition here at Intercepts, we’ll be pulling a photo from the archives every Friday.  If you have any suggestions email zbiggs@defensenews.com.

From the Navy’s website:

In 1900, John Holland sold the Navy its first viable submarine, USS Holland (SS-1). This submarine was originally named Holland VI and was not developed under Navy contract. Holland VI was designed and built by its namesake using his own funds. USS Holland had the “amazing speed” of seven knots surfaced, made possible by her 45-horsepower internal combustion engine. She also had an endurance of several hours submerged when running on rechargeable storage batteries.

In the center of the picture is Lt. Harry H. Caldwell, Commanding Officer.
Starting at the lower left of the picture and going clockwise are; William H. Reader, Chief Gunner’s mate; Augustus Gumpert, Gunner’s mate; Harry Wahab, Gunner’s mate First Class; O. Swanson, Gunner’s mate First Class; Owen Hill, Gunner; W. Hall, Electrician’s mate Second Class; Arthur Callahan, Gunner’s mate Second Class; Barnett Bowie, Chief Machinist’s Mate.

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