Navy submarine L-6, with the crew on deck in the Los Angeles Harbor, San Pedro, 1919-1925
- Navy submarine L-6, with the crew on deck in the Los Angeles Harbor, San Pedro, 1919-1925
- Los Angeles Times
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- [betweeen 1919-1925]
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- Los Angeles Times Photographs Collection
L-6 arrived San Pedro, California, on 14 February 1919, completing one of the best long-distance seagoing performances of the United States's youthful submarine force. From 1919 to 1922, she remained on the West Coast, experimenting with new torpedoes and undersea detection equipment. L-6 was placed in commission, in ordinary, on 24 March 1922; returned to full commission on 1 July; and sailed for the East Coast the same month. The L-6 was decommissioned on 25 November 1922, and was sold to M. Samuel and Sons on 21 December 1925 for scrapping.
The crew of the US Navy Submarine L-6 stand on its deck in Los Angeles Harbor. What appears to be a battleship can be seen in the distance with black smoke billowing off of it.
Possibly related to the article, "Navy Notes," Los Angeles Times, 2 Feb. 1922: III3, which describes a fire on the submarine while it was off shore, forcing it to return to base at full speed.
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- b&w nitrate negative
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