Photo #: NH 41819
USS S-4 (SS-109)
In dry dock at the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Massachusetts, 19 March 1928, following salvage.
The original caption reads: "S-4 in drydock, with bodies of eight seamen still sealed in one of its compartments .... The S-4 as she slowly emerged from the water in dry dock today, disclosing the huge hole in her side."
The submarine sank after colliding with USCGC Paulding on 17 December 1927. The hole from the collision was in her starboard hull side, just forward of her deck gun, and is not visible in this photograph, which was taken from off S-4's port quarter.
Salvage pontoons YSP-10 and YSP-6 are visible in the background. Several diving support rafts are alongside the submarine.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 12 April 2005