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USS C-2 (SS-13)
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USS C-2 in the Atlantic Ocean sometime between 1912 and 1919.
Name: USS Stingray
Builder: Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts
Laid down: 4 March 1908
Launched: 8 April 1909
Commissioned: 23 November 1909
Decommissioned: 23 December 1919
Renamed: C-2, 17 November 1911
Struck: 23 December 1919
Fate: Sold for scrap, 13 April 1920
General characteristics
Class & type: C-class submarine
Displacement: 238 long tons (242 t) surfaced
275 long tons (279 t) submerged[1]
Length: 105 ft 4 in (32.11 m)
Beam: 13 ft 11 in (4.24 m)
Draft: 10 ft (3.0 m)
Propulsion: Craig gasoline engines
electric motors
2 × shafts
Speed: 10 kn (12 mph; 19 km/h) surfaced
9 kn (10 mph; 17 km/h) submerged[1]
Complement: 15 officers and enlisted
Armament: 2 × 18 in (460 mm) bow torpedo tubes (4 torpedoes)[1]

USS C-2 (SS-13) was a C-class submarine of the United States Navy.

Sponsor Miss Elizabeth Stevens, holding the Sponsor's Bouquet, standing near USS Stingray's bow ready to christen her during the launching ceremonies at the Fore River Shipyard at Quincy, Massachusetts on 8 April 1909.

C-2 was laid down by Fore River Shipbuilding Company in Quincy, Massachusetts - under a subcontract from Electric Boat Company - as USS Stingray. She was launched on 8 April 1909 sponsored by Ms. Elizabeth Stevens, and commissioned on 23 November 1909, Ensign E. B. Armstrong in command. She was renamed USS C-2 on 17 November 1911.

Service history[]

C-2 — assigned to the Atlantic Torpedo Fleet and later the Atlantic Submarine Flotilla — cruised along the East Coast until 20 May 1913, when she cleared Norfolk, Virginia for six months of operations from Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. In December, she reported at Cristóbal, Panama, and began an operating schedule of torpedo practice, exploration of anchorages, and harbor defense duty at ports of the Panama Canal Zone. During the latter part of World War I, C-2 patrolled the Florida coast. The submarine was placed in ordinary at Coco Solo, Canal Zone on 22 August 1919, and was decommissioned on 23 December 1919. She was sold for scrap on 13 April 1920.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fitzsimons, Bernard, ed. Illustrated Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Weapons and Warfare (London: Phoebus, 1978), Volume 19, p.2037, "Octopus".

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