color printPRINTS - LITHOGRAPHS
Electric Boat, Division of General Dynamics
USA, CT, Groton
overall: 8-1/2 x 11 in.; image: 7-3/4 x 10-1/2 in.
Color lithograph; USS-K1 (built 1949-1951) depicted cruising just above ocean floor, schools of fish are seen in upper right and lower left, seaweed is seen growing on rocky sea floor; printed on bottom center "USS-K1"; printed on bottom right "BUILT BY ELECTRIC BOAT, A DIVISION OF GENERAL DYNAMICS CORPORATION"; printed on back "USS-K1/ The first of the deadly killer class, the K-1 is designed to seek out and/ destroy enemy submarines. Equipped with highly sensitive listening and/ tracking gear, the killer lurks in the ocean depths, alert for enemy craft. Once/ the prey is spotted, the submarine launches its attack or flashes word of the/ enemy contact to air and surface anti-submarine teams. Killer submarines/ will play a major role in any future war. Even without the benefit of special/ equipment, United States submarines in World War II destroyed 22 Jpapanese/ underseas craft. The K-1 displaces 765 tons and is 196 feet in length. The/ K-1 was launched March 2, 1951." Enclosed in portfolio 2003.92.22.