USS N-1 (SS-53)

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USS N-1 ca. 1921
Name: USS N-1
Builder: Seattle Construction and Drydock Company, Seattle, Washington
Laid down: 26 July 1915
Launched: 30 December 1916
Commissioned: 26 September 1917
Decommissioned: 30 April 1926
Struck: 18 December 1930
Fate: Scrapped, early 1931
General characteristics
Type: N class submarine
Displacement: 348 long tons (354 t) surfaced
414 long tons (421 t) submerged
Length: 147 ft 3 in (44.88 m)
Beam: 15 ft 9 in (4.80 m)
Draft: 12 ft 6 in (3.81 m)
Propulsion: Diesel-electric
Speed: 13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph) surfaced
11 knots (20 km/h; 13 mph) submerged
Complement: 25 officers and men
Armament: • 4 × 18 in (457 mm) torpedo tubes

USS N-1 (SS-53) was the lead ship of her class of coastal defense submarine of the United States Navy. Her keel was laid down on 26 July 1915 by Seattle Construction and Drydock Company in Seattle, Washington. She was launched on 30 December 1916 sponsored by Mrs. Guy E. Davis, and commissioned on 26 September 1917 with Lieutenant George A. Trever in command.

Service history[edit]

N-1 was fitted out at Puget Sound Navy Yard and then departed on 21 November 1917 for San Francisco, California, in company with her sisters N-2 (SS-54) and N-3 (SS-55). Reassigned to the East Coast, she departed San Francisco on 13 December for Balboa, Panama Canal Zone, and thence proceeded via Cristobal, Jamaica, Key West, Florida, and Norfolk, Virginia, to New London, Connecticut, arriving on 7 February 1918.

Reporting for duty to Commander, First Naval District, the submarine began her first patrol on 23 June by hunting for a U-boat reported in the vicinity of Cape Cod. After an intensive but fruitless search, N-1 continued her patrol off the New England coast. For the remainder of the war and until early 1922, N-1 continued her operations in the area from New London to Bar Harbor.

Placed in reduced commission on 1 May 1922, N-1 became a training submarine for the Submarine School, New London. She continued this duty until ordered to Philadelphia Navy Yard on 9 December 1925. Arriving at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 18 December, she was decommissioned on 30 April 1926. Struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 18 December 1930, N-1 was scrapped in early 1931.


This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

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