USS C-3 (SS-14)


USS C-3 (SS-14)

USS "C-3" (SS-14) was a "C"-class submarine of the United States Navy. Her keel was laid down by Fore River Shipbuilding Company in Quincy, Massachusetts, under a subcontract from Electric Boat Company, as "Tarpon". She' was launched on 8 April 1909 as "Tarpon" sponsored by Miss Katherine E. Theiss, and commissioned on 23 November 1909 with Lieutenant P. P. Bassett in command. She was renamed "C-3" on 17 November 1911.

"Tarpon" cruised along the east coast with the Atlantic Torpedo Fleet and the Atlantic Submarine Flotilla through the spring of 1913, operating in tests and exercises. From May to December 1913, she was based at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and on 12 December 1913 reported at Cristóbal, Panama Canal Zone. Her operations included exploration of anchorages, tactical drills, and harbor defense patrol at Canal Zone ports. In the summer of 1918 she patrolled off Florida, then returned to Panamanian waters. "C-3" was placed in ordinary at Coco Solo, Canal Zone, 22 August 1919, decommissioned there 23 December 1919, and sold 12 April 1920.

See USS "Tarpon" for other ships of the same name.

References

External links

* [http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/c1/c-3.htm history.navy.mil: USS "C-3"]
* [http://www.navsource.org/archives/08/08014.htm navsource.org: USS "Tarpon"]
* [http://www.hazegray.org/danfs/submar/ss14.htm hazegray.org: USS "Tarpon"]


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