USS H-5 (SS-148)

USS H-5 (SS-148) was a H-class submarine originally built for the Imperial Russian Navy. Six of these were not delivered pending the outcome of the Russian Revolution of 1917 before being purchased by the United States Navy on 20 May 1918.

USS H-5 underway, circa 1922
History
United States
Name USS H-5
Ordered by the Imperial Russian Navy, 1915
Builder Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington
Laid down 12 May 1918
Launched 24 September 1918
Acquired 20 May 1918
Commissioned 30 September 1918
Decommissioned 20 October 1922
Reclassified SS-148, 17 July 1920
Stricken 26 February 1931
Fate Sold for scrapping, 28 November 1933
General characteristics
Class and type H-classsubmarine
Displacement
  • 358 long tons (364 t) surfaced
  • 467 long tons (474 t) submerged
Length 150 ft 4 in (45.82 m)
Beam 15 ft 10 in (4.83 m)
Draft 12 ft 5 in (3.78 m)
Installed power
Propulsion
Speed
  • 14 kn (26 km/h; 16 mph) surfaced
  • 10.5 knots (19.4 km/h; 12.1 mph) submerged
Range
  • 2,300 nmi (4,300 km; 2,600 mi) at 11 knots (20 km/h; 13 mph) on the surface
  • 100 nmi (190 km; 120 mi) at 5 knots (9.3 km/h; 5.8 mph) submerged
Test depth 200 ft (61 m)
Complement 25 officers and men
Armament 4 × 18 inch (450 mm)torpedo tubes

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The H-class submarines had a length of 150 feet 4 inches (45.8 m)overall, a beam of 15 feet 10 inches (4.8 m) and a mean draft of 12 feet 5 inches (3.8 m). They displaced358 long tons (364 t) on the surface and 467 long tons (474 t) submerged. The boats had a crew of 2 officers and 23 enlisted men. They had a diving depth of 200 feet (61.0 m).[1]

For surface running, they were powered by two New London Ship & Engine Co.475-brake-horsepower (354 kW)diesel engines, each driving one propeller shaft. When submerged each propeller was driven by a 170-horsepower (127 kW) Electro Dynamic Co. electric motor. They could reach 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph) on the surface and 10.5 knots (19.4 km/h; 12.1 mph) underwater.[1] On the surface, the boats had a range of 2,300 nautical miles (4,300 km; 2,600 mi) at 11 knots (20 km/h; 13 mph) and 100 nmi (190 km; 120 mi) at 5 knots (9.3 km/h; 5.8 mph) submerged.[2]

The boats were armed with four 18 inch (450 mm)torpedo tubes in the bow. They carried four reloads, for a total of eight torpedoes.[2]

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