Allied Warships

R-7 (SS-84)

Submarine of the R-1 class


a prewar photograph showing USS R-7

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassR-1 
Pennant84 
Built byFore River Shipbuilding Co. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down6 Dec 1917 
Launched5 Apr 1919 
Commissioned12 Jun 1919 
End service14 Sep 1945 
History

Decommissioned 2 May 1931.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet.
Recomissioned in ordinary 22 July 1940.
Overhauled and recommissioned in full 14 March 1941.
Decommissioned 14 September 1945.
Stricken 11 October 1945.
Sold in September 1946 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS R-7 (84)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Charlton Lewis Murphy, USN22 Jul 1940Nov 1940
2William Thackeray Nelson, USNNov 1940May 1942
3Lt. Charlton Lewis Murphy, USNMay 1942Mar 1943
4Allen Russell Faust, USNMar 1943Aug 1944
5H. A. Clark, USNRAug 1944mid 1945
6J. S. Bryant, USNRmid 194514 Sep 1945

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Notable events involving R-7 include:


31 May 1942
USS R-7 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Bermuda for an overhaul.

4 Aug 1942
USS R-7 departed New London, Connecticut for Bermuda via patrol station about 300 nautical miles north of Bermuda.

28 Feb 1943
USS R-7 departed Bermuda for New London, Connecticut.

4 Mar 1943
USS R-7 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Bermuda.

12 Apr 1943
USS R-7 departed New London, Connecticut for Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

13 Apr 1943
USS R-7 arrived at Portsmouth, New Hampshire from New London, Connecticut.

25 Apr 1943
USS R-7 returned to New London, Connecticut from Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

13 May 1943
USS R-7 departed New London, Connecticut for Throgs Neck, New York to aid in the calibration of the magnetic detection loop at that location.

15 May 1943
USS R-7 returned to New London, Connecticut from Throgs Neck, New York.

21 May 1943
USS R-7 departed New London, Connecticut for Bermuda.

26 May 1943
USS R-7 arrived at Bermuda from New London, Connecticut.

18 Aug 1943
USS R-7 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Bermuda.

2 Sep 1943
USS R-7 departed New London, Connecticut for Bermuda.

7 Sep 1943
USS R-7 arrived at Bermuda from New London, Connecticut.

20 Dec 1943
USS R-7 departed Bermuda for New London, Connecticut.

24 Dec 1943
USS R-7 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Bermuda.

2 Aug 1945
USS R-7 arrived at Casco Bay, Maine from New London, Connecticut.

8 Aug 1945
USS R-7 departed Casco Bay, Maine for New London, Connecticut.

9 Aug 1945
USS R-7 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Casco Bay, Maine.

5 Sep 1945
USS R-7 departed New London, Connecticut for the Portsmouth Navy Yard for decommissioning.

6 Sep 1945
USS R-7 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


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U.S. Submarines Through 1945

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