Posts Tagged ‘Submarines’

4th September
2013
written by Richard

In Special Collections at the Public Library we come across lots of excellent photographs of early San Diego.  Many of unfamiliar.  How about the “Pipe Hospital” at 306 C Street in 1915?  Or the Grossmont Center Shopping Center when it was just a large excavation? And here’s a nice shot of the submarine S-33 in San Diego harbor.

Sartor & Spears, 306 C Street, in 1915.

Sartor & Spears, 306 C Street, in 1915.

The stie of Grossmont Center in 1960.

The site of Grossmont Center in 1960.

USN submarine S-33, ca. 1940s.

USN submarine S-33, ca. 1940s.

27th January
2011
written by Richard

After fifty-six years of service on the high seas, the clipper ship Bohemia would end its days in “battle.” Immortalized on celluloid as a star of the movie “The Suicide Fleet,” the aging ship sank in deep water, twenty miles west of Coronado, torpedoed by German “U-boats.”

Read the story of the ship Bohemia and The Suicide Fleet.

The Bohemia “under attack.” Courtesy San Diego Maritime Museum.

 

16th September
2010
written by Richard

In the early 1900s, the ultimate status symbol for a business tycoon in America was a luxurious, ocean-going yacht.  A personal mark of opulence in San Diego was the 226-foot steam yacht Venetia, owned by John Diedrich Spreckels.  Read more about Spreckels’ famed yacht:  The Venetia.

The "Venetia" leaving San Diego in 1924. From Adams, The Man: John D. Spreckels.

22nd April
2010
written by Richard

Within the next twenty days San Diego harbor will assume a warlike appearance, for twenty vessels of the navy, including the two submarines Grampus and Pike . . . will be in the waters of the inner bay . . .

Go to submarines.