Allied Warships

R-15 (SS-92)

Submarine of the R-1 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassR-1 
Pennant92 
Built byUnion Iron Works (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down30 Apr 1917 
Launched12 Oct 1917 
Commissioned27 Jul 1918 
End service17 Sep 1945 
History

Decommissioned, 7 May 1931.
Recommissioned 1 April 1941.
Decommissioned 17 September 1945.
Stricken 11 October 1945.
Sold in October 1945 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS R-15 (92)

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CommanderFromTo
1Jack Clarence Titus, USNOct 1940Nov 1940
2Lt. William Naylor Wylie, USNNov 1940May 1942
3Jack Clarence Titus, USN1 May 194213 Dec 1942
4William Bismarck Thomas, USN13 Dec 1942Jul 1944
5Maino des Granges, USNJul 1944Apr 1945
6Raymond L. Pitts, USNR1 Apr 194517 Sep 1945

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Notable events involving R-15 include:


1 Mar 1942
USS R-15 departed Bermuda for St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

5 Mar 1942
USS R-15 arrived at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands from Bermuda.

2 Sep 1942
USS R-15 departed New London, Connecticut for Bermuda via patrol station about 300 nautical miles North of Bermuda.

11 Sep 1942
USS R-15 arrived at New London, Connecticut for an overhaul.

22 Nov 1942
USS R-15 departed New London, Connecticut for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

15 Dec 1942
USS R-15 departed Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

20 Dec 1942
USS R-15 arrived at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

23 Feb 1943
USS R-15 departed St. Thomas, Virgin Islands for Bermuda.

27 Feb 1943
USS R-15 arrived at Bermuda from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

2 Aug 1943
USS R-15 departed Bermuda for New London, Connecticut.

7 Aug 1943
USS R-15 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Bermuda.

27 Dec 1943
USS R-15 departed New London, Connecticut for Bermuda.

31 Dec 1943
USS R-15 arrived at Bermuda from New London, Connecticut.

13 Dec 1944
USS R-15 departed New London, Connecticut for Bermuda.

17 Dec 1944
USS R-15 arrived at Bermuda from New London, Connecticut.

21 Feb 1945
USS R-15 arrived at Key West, Florida from Bermuda for repairs and onward routing to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

26 Feb 1945
USS R-15 departed Key West, Florida for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

1 Mar 1945
USS R-15 arrived at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from Key West, Florida.

17 Jun 1945
USS R-15 departed Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for Key West, Florida.

20 Jun 1945
USS R-15 arrived at Key West, Florida from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

11 Aug 1945
USS R-15 departed Key West, Florida for Port Everglades, Florida.

12 Aug 1945
USS R-15 arrived at Port Everglades, Florida from Key West, Florida.

1 Sep 1945
USS R-15 departed Port Everglades, Florida for Key West, Florida.

2 Sep 1945
USS R-15 arrived at Key West, Florida for Port Everglades, Florida.

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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