Mystery Submarine from Antiquity?
Ignore the title. Venture your best, educated guess on the identity of this naval vessel under construction. Lubbers Line not eligible, as his kin no doubt served upon her during her brief service.
USS _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ?
Constructed only a few years after this (Photo #: NH 93521-KN) World War I Victory Medal was awarded to U.S. submarine war veterans.
Note the shape of the surprisingly early USS Albacore-like hull. An early forerunner?
The craft was built from a new alloy and had a significant edge in safety over earlier designs.
Christened in October 1923, she was sponsored by the wife of the Secretary of the Navy and commissioned the same day.
She was lost in a storm. Her commanding officer and 13 other officers and men were killed. Twenty-nine men survived. The tragedy prompted an officer to criticize Navy leadership, leading directly to his court-martial for insubordination.
Still need a hint, sailor? Maria Sharapova
(similar curves, although admittedly different form, fit and function).
Confused? Lubbers Line will give us the correct answer, if no one else has by the time he sees this. Or, in about 72 hours, Molten Eagle will post full references.