USS B-1 (SS-10)


USS B-1 (SS-10)

USS "B-1" (SS-10) was a "B" ("Viper")-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 of Groton, Connecticut, as "Viper", making her the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for the viper. "Viper" was launched on 30 March 1907 sponsored by Mrs. Lawrence Y. Spear, and commissioned on 18 October 1907 with Lieutenant D. C. Gingham in command. She reported to the Second Submarine Flotilla, Atlantic Fleet.

"Viper" cruised along the Atlantic coast on training and experimental exercises until going into reserve at Charleston Navy Yard on 30 November 1909. Recommissioned 15 April 1910 she served with the Atlantic Torpedo Fleet until assigned to the Reserve Torpedo Group at Charleston Navy Yard 9 May 1911. On 17 November 1911 her name was changed to "B-1".

In April 1914 "B-1" was towed to Norfolk, Virginia, and later loaded on board USS|Hector|AC-7|3for transport to the Philippine Islands. Arriving at Olongapo, Luzon, on 24 March 1915, "B-1" was launched from the deck of "Hector" 15 April 1915 and recommissioned two days later.

"B-1" was assigned to the First Submarine Division, Torpedo Flotilla, Asiatic Fleet, 19 May 1915 and later served with the Second Submarine Division in Manila Bay. On 1 December 1921 "B-1" was decommissioned at Cavite, Philippine Islands, and subsequently used as a target.

See USS|Viper for other ships of the same name.

References

External links

* [http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/b1/b-1.htm history.navy.mil: USS "B-1"]
* [http://www.navsource.org/archives/08/08010.htm navsource.org: USS "Viper"]
* [http://www.hazegray.org/danfs/submar/ss10.htm hazegray.org: USS "Viper"]


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