Allied Warships

R-5 (SS-82)

Submarine of the R-1 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassR-1 
Pennant82 
Built byFore River Shipbuilding Co. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down16 Oct 1917 
Launched24 Oct 1918 
Commissioned15 Apr 1919 
End service14 Sep 1945 
History

Decommissioned 30 June 1932.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet.
Recommissioned 19 August 1940.
Decommissioned 14 September 1945.
Stricken 11 October 1945.
Sold 22 August 1946 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS R-5 (82)

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CommanderFromTo
1Dudley Walker Morton, USN19 Aug 194017 May 1942
2Lt. Arthur Caswell House, Jr., USN17 May 1942Feb 1944
3Gilbert L. Rodier, USNRFeb 19447 Feb 1945
4Robert Hailey, USN7 Feb 194514 Sep 1945

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Notable events involving R-5 include:


30 Apr 1942
USS R-5 departed her patrol area, 300 nautical miles north of Bermuda for New London, Connecticut.

5 May 1942
USS R-5 arrived at New London, Connecticut for repairs to her after ballast tank.

11 Jan 1943
USS R-5 departed New London, Connecticut for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba via Bermuda.

20 Jan 1943
USS R-5 arrived at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from New London, Connecticut.

20 Jun 1943
USS R-5 departed Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for Bermuda.

25 Jun 1943
USS R-5 arrived at Bermuda from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

27 Jun 1943
USS R-5 departed Bermuda for New London, Connecticut.

2 Jul 1943
USS R-5 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Bermuda.

29 Nov 1944
USS R-5 departed Port Everglades, Florida for New London, Connecticut.

5 Dec 1944
USS R-5 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Port Everglades, Florida.

5 Sep 1945
USS R-5 departed New London, Connecticut for the Portsmouth Navy Yard for decommissioning.

6 Sep 1945
USS R-5 arrived at the Portsmouth Navy Yard from New London, Connecticut for decommissioning.

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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