Allied Warships

R-6 (SS-83)

Submarine of the R-1 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassR-1 
Pennant83 
Built byFore River Shipbuilding Co. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down17 Dec 1917 
Launched1 Mar 1919 
Commissioned1 May 1919 
End service27 Sep 1945 
History

Decommissioned 4 May 1931.
Laid up in the Reserve Fleet.
Recommissioned 15 November 1940.
Decommissioned 27 September 1945.
Stricken 11 October 1945.
Sold in March 1946 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS R-6 (83)

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CommanderFromTo
1James Mortimer Steele, USNApr 1921Apr 1921 (1)

2Raymond Wilbur Johnson, USN23 Sep 1940Apr 1942
3Lt. James Bizzell Grady, USNApr 1942Sep 1943
4Willard de Loss Michael, USNSep 1943Jul 1944
5Joseph C. Wheeler, Jr., USNJul 1944Mar 1945
6Joseph F. Hagan, USNMar 194527 Sep 1945

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Notable events involving R-6 include:


17 Mar 1942
USS R-6 departed Bermuda for New London, Connecticut.

23 Mar 1942
USS R-6 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Bermuda.

14 May 1942
USS R-6 arrived at Bermuda.

28 Sep 1942
USS R-6 departed Bermuda for New London, Connecticut.

6 Dec 1942
USS R-6 departed New London, Connecticut for Casco Bay, Maine.

7 Dec 1942
USS R-6 arrived at Casco Bay, Maine from New London, Connecticut.

2 Jan 1943
USS R-6 departed Casco Bay, Maine for New London, Connecticut.

3 Jan 1943
USS R-6 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Casco Bay, Maine.

13 Mar 1943
USS R-6 was mistakenly bombed by a flight of US aircraft while conducting torpedo attack approaches in Block Island Sound. Fortunately R-6 was not damaged.

31 Mar 1943
USS R-6 departed New London, Connecticut for St. Thomas, Virgin Islands via Bermuda.

10 Apr 1943
USS R-6 arrived at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands from New London, Connecticut (via Bermuda).

26 Apr 1943
USS R-6 arrived at Trinidad from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

14 Jun 1943
USS R-6 departed Trinidad for New London, Connecticut via Bermuda.

22 Jun 1943
USS R-6 departed Bermuda for New London, Connecticut.

27 Jun 1943
USS R-6 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Bermuda.

19 Dec 1944
USS R-6 departed Bermuda for New London, Connecticut.

23 Dec 1944
USS R-6 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Bermuda.

11 Apr 1945
USS R-6 departed New London, Connecticut for the Portsmouth Navy Yard.

10 Jun 1945
Having completed her refit, USS R-6, departed the Portsmouth Navy Yard for New London, Connecticut.

11 Jun 1945
USS R-6 arrived at New London, Connecticut from the Portsmouth Navy Yard.

3 Aug 1945
USS R-6 departed New London, Connecticut for Port Everglades, Florida.

8 Aug 1945
USS R-6 arrived at Port Everglades, Florida from New London, Connecticut.

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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