"L" Class Submarine (1915)

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Eleven "L" class submarines were completed for the U.S. Navy in 1916-18.


  • four 18-in tubes with 8 torpedoes


These were the first U.S. submarines to feature deck guns.

  • one 3-in/23

See Also



  • Gray, Randal (editor) (1985). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).

"L" Class Submarine
Electric Boat Design
L-1 L-2 L-3 L-4 L-9
  L-10 L-11  
Lake Design
  L-5 L-6 L-7 L-8  
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