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T-2 I (Submarine No. 60)

(Submarine No. 60: dp. 1,107 (n.) (surf.), 1,482 (subm.); 1. 268'9"; b. 22'10"; dr. 14'2" (mean); s. 20 k. (surf.), 10.5 k. (subm.); cpl. 38; a. 6 21" tt., 23"; cl. AA-1)


AA-2 (Submarine No. 60) was laid down on 31 May 1917 at the Fore River Shipbuilding Co. yard in Quincy, Mass., by the Electric Boat Co. of New York; launched on 6 September 1919; sponsored by Miss Madeline Everett; redesignated SF-2 on 17 July 1920; renamed T-2 on 22 September 1920; and placed in commission at the Boston Navy Yard on 7 January 1922, Lt. Clarke Withers in command.

T-2 was the last of the three T-boats placed in commission and served actively for only 18 months. Her unique mission was long-range scouting and reconnaissance for the surface fleet. Like her sister ships, she operated in Submarine Division 15, training crews and conducting maneuvers with the Atlantic Fleet. By the fall of 1922, design and construction flaws in the three T-boats had become apparent. As a result, T-2 was decommissioned on 16 July 1923 at the Submarine Base at Hampton Roads, Va., and was placed in reserve there. Later, she was moved to Philadelphia, Pa. Following seven years of inactivity, T-2 was struck from the Navy list on 19 September 1930. She was broken up, and her metal was sold for scrap on 20 November 1930.

Published: Fri Sep 25 03:13:25 EDT 2015