Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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Caption: Snapper (Submarine Torpedo Boat No. 16).

Any of numerous carnivorous, basslike fishes, esteemed as food and as game fishes.

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The first Snapper (SS-16) was renamed C-5 (q.v.) on 17 November 1911.

Snapper (Submarine Torpedo Boat No. 16), commissioned in February 1910, was renamed C-5 in November 1911 when all the Navy's submarines received letter and number names. This early gasoline-engined submarine took part in early efforts to develop tactical concepts for the new undersea arm of the Navy.

Published: Thu Sep 10 09:57:41 EDT 2015