Skipjack Class Submarine (1911)

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Two Skipjack class submarines[1] were completed for the U.S. Navy in 1911. On 17 November, 1911, they would be redesignated the "E" class and given names E-1 and E-2, not to be confused with submarines of Britain's "E" class of 1912.

Overview of 2 vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
Skipjack Fore River Shipbuilding Company 27 May, 1911 14 Feb, 1912 Sold 19 Apr, 1922
Sturgeon Fore River Shipbuilding Company 15 Jun, 1911 14 Feb, 1912 Sold 19 Apr, 1922

Design and Construction



In 1916, the two E class boats were based at New London along with the G and the D class boats, tendered by Fulton and Ozark.[2]


See Also


  1. It is uncertain if they were ever called such.
  2. Estimates Submitted to the Secretary of the Navy, Volume II, 1916. p. 1553.


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

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