U.S.S. Sturgeon (1911)

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U.S.S. Sturgeon (1911)
Hull Number: SS-25
Builder: Fore River Shipbuilding Company[1]
Launched: 15 Jun, 1911[2]
Commissioned: 14 Feb, 1912
Decommissioned: 20 Oct, 1921
Sold: 19 Apr, 1922
U.S.S. E-2, named U.S.S. Sturgeon until shortly before completion, was one of two Skipjack (or "E") class submarines completed for the U.S. Navy.

She commissioned on 14 February, 1912 with Ensign Clarence N. Hinkamp in command.

Service

On 15 January 1916 , E-2 suffered a battery explosion and fire during dockside tests of a new nickel battery intended to eliminate dangers of chlorine gas release. Four men were killed and seven injured. Lieutenant Chester W. Nimitz led the investigation which cleared E-2's commanding officer Lieutenant Charles M. Cooke, Jr. of blame in the incident.

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See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 127.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 127.
  3. Register of Officers, 1913. p. 46.
  4. Register of Officers, 1913. p. 46.
  5. Register of Officers, 1915. p. 54.
  6. Register of Officers, 1915. p. 54.
  7. Register of Officers, 1914. p. 46.
  8. Register of Officers, 1916. p. 48.
  9. Register of Officers, 1916. p. 48.
  10. Register of Officers, 1919. pp. 66-67.

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