Allied Warships

S-29 (SS-134)

Submarine of the S-1 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassS-1 
Pennant134 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down17 Apr 1919 
Launched9 Nov 1922 
Commissioned22 May 1924 
End service5 Jun 1942 
History

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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CommanderFromTo
1Robie Ellis Palmer, USN1 Jan 1939> Oct 39

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Noteable 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.

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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