Allied Warships

S-29 (SS-134)

Submarine of the S-1 class

NavyThe US Navy
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down17 Apr 1919 
Launched9 Nov 1922 
Commissioned22 May 1924 
End service5 Jun 1942 

Decommissioned 5 June 1942.
Transferred to the United Kingdom and commissioned into the Royal Navy as HMS P 556 the same day.
Returned to U.S.N. custody and stricken 26 January 1946.
Sold 24 January 1947 and broken up for scrap in the U.K.

Career notesLoaned to the Royal Navy as P 556

Commands listed for USS S-29 (134)

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1Robie Ellis Palmer, USN26 Jun 1936Jun 1940
2William Davis Irvin, Jr., USNJun 1940late 1940
3Eugene Thomas Sands, USNlate 19405 Jun 1942

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Notable events involving S-29 include:

6 Oct 1939
R E Palmer (then a Lt) was the skipper of S-29 when she made a deep dive (214 ft) on October 6, 1939.

21 Mar 1942
USS S-29 departed Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone for New London, Connecticut.

Media links

U. S. Submarines in World War II

Kimmett, Larry and Regis, Margaret

U.S. Submarines Through 1945

Friedman, Norman

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