Submarine of the R-1 class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Union Iron Works (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||26 Apr 1917|
|Launched||15 Dec 1917|
|Commissioned||5 Aug 1918|
|End service||16 Jul 1945|
Decommissioned 12 May 1931.
Commands listed for USS R-16 (93)
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|1||Lt. Vernon Long Lowrance, USN||1 Jul 1940||Jan 1942|
|2||Lt. James Markland Clement, USN||Jan 1942||Apr 1943|
|3||T/Lt. Nelson Payne Watkins, USN||Apr 1943||Oct 1944|
|4||Joseph F. Faner, USNR||31 Oct 1944||2 Jul 1945|
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Notable events involving R-16 include:
2 Mar 1942
USS R-16 departed Bermuda for St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
7 Mar 1942
USS R-16 arrived at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands from Bermuda.
2 Dec 1942
USS R-16 departed St. Thomas, Virgin Islands for Trinidad.
16 Feb 1943
USS R-16 departed Trinidad for Bermuda.
23 Feb 1943
USS R-16 arrived at Bermuda from Trinidad.
25 Feb 1943
USS R-16 departed Bermuda for New London, Connecticut.
1 Mar 1943
USS R-16 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Bermuda.
27 Jul 1943
USS R-16 departed New London, Connecticut for Bermuda.
4 Jul 1945
USS R-16 departed New London, Connecticut for the Philadelphia Navy Yard for decommissioning.
5 Jul 1945
USS R-16 arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard from New London, Connecticut for decommissioning.
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