Allied Warships

R-12 (SS-89)

Submarine of the R-1 class

NavyThe US Navy
Built byFore River Shipbuilding Co. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down28 Mar 1918 
Launched15 Aug 1919 
Commissioned23 Sep 1919 
Lost12 Jun 1943 
Loss position24° 24'N, 81° 38'W

Decommissioned on 7 December 1942.
Recommissioned on 16 October 1940.
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.


Commands listed for USS R-12 (89)

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1Harry Benjamin Dodge, USN16 Oct 1940May 1941
2Arnold Frederick Schade, USNMay 1941Jul 1941
3Harry Benjamin Dodge, USNJul 1941Jan 1942
4Edward Ellis Shelby, USNJan 194212 Jun 1943

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Media links

The Last Patrol

Holmes, Harry

U. S. Submarines in World War II

Kimmett, Larry and Regis, Margaret

U.S. Submarines Through 1945

Friedman, Norman

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