USS N-2 (SS-54)
USS N-2 in Puget Sound, Washington, while fitting out in 1917. She is proceeding to sea for sea trials.
|Builder:||Seattle Construction and Drydock Company, Seattle, Washington|
|Laid down:||29 July 1915|
|Launched:||16 January 1917|
|Commissioned:||26 September 1917|
|Decommissioned:||30 April 1926|
|Struck:||18 December 1930|
|Fate:||Scrapped, early 1931|
|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)|
|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-2 (SS-54) was a N-class coastal defense submarine of the United States Navy. Her keel was laid down on 29 July 1915 by Seattle Construction and Drydock Company. She was launched on 16 January 1917 sponsored by Mrs. Whitford Drake, and commissioned on 26 September 1917 with Lieutenant Hugh C. Frazer in command.
After fitting out and conducting sea trials in Puget Sound, N-2 departed the Navy Yard 21 November 1917, and sailed for San Francisco, California, in company with her sister ships N-1 (SS-53) and N-3 (SS-55). Upon arriving at San Francisco, California, she was ordered to proceed to the East Coast via the Panama Canal, for assignment to the Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. She arrived at New London, Connecticut, on 7 February 1918 and almost immediately began to patrol along the New England coast, guarding against enemy submarines in this area for the remainder of the war.
Following the end of World War I, N-2 continued her operations out of New London, serving as a training ship for the Submarine School. Beginning in late May 1921, the submarine also tested experimental Navy weapons, such as a radio controlled torpedo, and evaluated its potential value in modern combat. Placed in reduced commission 22 April 1922, N-2 continued her training and experimental duties at New London. On 11 October, she aided tanker Swift Star, grounded on the southern end of Block Island. She remained in active service until decommissioned 30 April 1926 at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 18 December 1930, N-2 was scrapped in early 1931.
- Photo gallery of USS N-2 at NavSource Naval History