Allied Warships

S-17 (SS-122)

Submarine of the S-4 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassS-4 
Pennant122 
Built byLake Torpedo Boat Co. (Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down19 Mar 1918 
Launched22 May 1920 
Commissioned1 Mar 1921 
End service4 Oct 1944 
History

Decommissioned 29 March 1935.
Recommissioned 16 December 1940.
Decommissioned 4 October 1944.
Stricken 13 November 1944.
Sunk as a target 5 April 1945.

 

Commands listed for USS S-17 (122)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. (j.g.) James Henry Ashley, Jr., USN16 Dec 1940Feb 1941
2Thomas Burton Klakring, USNFeb 1941Jan 1942
3Brooks Jared Harral, Jr., USNJan 1942Dec 1942
4Robert Bond Lander, USNDec 1942mid 1944
5Lamar S. Taylor, USNRmid 19444 Oct 1944

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Notable events involving S-17 include:


3 Aug 1942
USS S-17 departed the Panama Canal Zone for New London, Connecticut.

4 Aug 1942
At 1420 hours, USS S-17, was attacked in error by a US aircraft in position 11°34'N, 78°36'W. Minor damage sustained required a return to the Panama Canal Zone.

11 Aug 1942
USS S-17 departed the Panama Canal Zone for New London, Connecticut.

24 Sep 1942
USS S-17 departed New London, Connecticut for the Philadelphia Navy Yard for a refit.

26 Sep 1942
USS S-17 arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard from New London, Connecticut for a refit.

7 Dec 1942
With her refit completed, USS S-17, departed the Philadelphia Navy Yard for New London, Connecticut.

8 Dec 1942
USS S-17 arrived at New London, Connecticut from the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

21 Dec 1942
USS S-17 departed New London, Connecticut for Casco Bay, Maine.

22 Dec 1942
USS S-17 arrived at Casco Bay, Maine for New London, Connecticut.

14 Feb 1943
USS S-17 departed Casco Bay, Maine for New London, Connecticut.

15 Feb 1943
USS S-17 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Casco Bay, Maine.

23 Mar 1943
USS S-17 departed New London, Connecticut for Casco Bay, Maine.

24 Mar 1943
USS S-17 arrived at Casco Bay, Maine from New London, Connecticut.

2 May 1943
USS S-17 departed Casco Bay, Maine for New London, Connecticut.

3 May 1943
USS S-17 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Casco Bay, Maine.

10 Aug 1943
USS S-17 departed New London, Connecticut for Casco Bay, Maine.

11 Aug 1943
USS S-17 arrived at Casco Bay, Maine from New London, Connecticut.

6 Sep 1943
USS S-17 departed Casco Bay, Maine for New London, Connecticut.

7 Sep 1943
USS S-17 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Casco Bay, Maine.

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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