Allied Warships

R-9 (SS-86)

Submarine of the R-1 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassR-1 
Pennant86 
Built byFore River Shipbuilding Co. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down6 Mar 1918 
Launched24 May 1919 
Commissioned30 Jul 1919 
End service22 Sep 1945 
History

Decommissioned 2 May 1931.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet.
Recomissioned in ordinary 9 September 1940.
Recommissioned in full 14 March 1941.
Decommissioned 25 September 1945.
Stricken 11 October 1945.
Sold in February 1946 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS R-9 (86)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Royce Lawrence Gross, USN9 Sep 194014 May 1942
2Lt. Robert Russell Williams, Jr., USN14 May 19422 Nov 1943
3Henry G. Reaves, USN2 Nov 1943Sep 1944
4Allen B. Catlin, USNSep 1944Mar 1945
5Walter P. Murphy, USNMar 1945Aug 1945
6Robert A. Hummert, USNRAug 194525 Sep 1945

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Notable events involving R-9 include:


11 Mar 1942
USS R-9 departed New London, Connecticut for Bermuda.

17 Mar 1942
USS R-9 arrived at Bermuda from New London, Connecticut.

1 Oct 1942
USS R-9 departed Bermuda for New London, Connecticut.

10 Oct 1942
USS R-9 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Bermuda.

20 Apr 1943
USS R-9 departed New London, Connecticut for Bermuda.

13 Oct 1943
USS R-9 departed Bermuda for New London, Connecticut.

17 Oct 1943
USS R-9 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Bermuda.

21 Oct 1944
USS R-9 departed New London, Connecticut for Bermuda.

22 Oct 1944
USS R-9 returned to New London, Connecticut to repair a disabled main engine.

27 Oct 1944
With her engine repair completed USS R-9 departed New London, Connecticut for Bermuda.

1 Nov 1944
USS R-9 arrived at Bermuda from New London, Connecticut.

13 Mar 1945
USS R-9 departed Bermuda for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

18 Mar 1945
USS R-9 arrived at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

9 May 1945
USS R-9 departed Guantanamo Bay for New London, Connecticut via Port Everglades, Florida.

13 May 1945
USS R-9 made a short stop at Port Everglades, Florida before proceeding to New London, Connecticut.

19 May 1945
USS R-9 arrived at 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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