S-49 (SS-160)

Registry and Rig Information

Name S-49 (SS-160)
Registry U.S.
Official Number U.S. NAVY
Rig Propeller (Submarine)

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 240.00
Width 21.83
Depth 13.50
Hull Material Steel

Vessel History

History Commissioned in U.S. Navy, June 5, 1922, and used for experimental work out of New London, CT, until 1926. After refitting at Portsmouth, NH, and while out of New London, CT, on April 20, 1926, forward battery exploded, killing four and injuring eight. Returned to operations in January, 1927, off Key West, Dry Tortugas, and Tampa Bay. Returned to New London, March 12, 1927, then to Portsmouth and Philadelphia, arriving there on March 31, 1927. Decommissioned and laid up at League Island, on August 2, 1927; removed from Navy List on March 21, 1931, to conform to London Naval Treaty. Sold to Boston Iron & Metal Co., Baltimore, MD, on May 25, 1931. Later sold to Captain F.J. Chrestensen, of Buffalo, NY, with all diving equipment removed, for touring and exhibition on Great Lakes. Was part of Great Lakes Exposition, Cleveland, OH, in 1936, and arrived for exhibition, under tow, at Toronto, Ontario, in April, 1938. Was reacquired for experimental service by Naval Mine Warfare Proving Grounds, Solomon, MD, in 1943.
Disposition Acquired by Naval Mine Warfare Proving Grounds, Solomon, MD, for experimental work in 1941. Presumed scrapped about 1945.

Build Information

Builder Lake Torpedo Boat Co.
Place Built Bridgeport, CT
Date Built 1922-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistry

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Boston Iron & Metal Co.1931-00-001935-00-00U.S.
F.J. Chrestensen1935-00-001943-00-00U.S.
U.S. Government1943-00-001945-00-00U.S.
U.S. Navy1922-00-001931-00-00U.S.U.S. NAVY