Allied Warships

R-12 (SS-89)

Submarine of the R-1 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassR-1 
Pennant89 
Built byFore River Shipbuilding Co. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down28 Mar 1918 
Launched15 Aug 1919 
Commissioned23 Sep 1919 
Lost12 Jun 1943 
Loss position24.24N, 81.38W
History

Sank during torpedo trials south of Key West in position 24°24.30'N, 81°38.30'W. 42 men died, including Brazilian observers. There were no survivors.

 

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