Allied Warships

R-17 (SS-94)

Submarine of the R-1 class

NavyThe US Navy
Built byUnion Iron Works (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Laid down5 May 1917 
Launched24 Dec 1917 
Commissioned17 Aug 1918 
End service9 Mar 1942 

Decommissioned 15 May 1931.
Recommissioned 25 March 1941.
Decommissioned 9 March 1942 and transferred to Great Britain being renamed HMS P 512.
Returned to the U.S.N. 6 September 1944.
Stricken 22 June 1945.
Sold 16 November 1945 and broken up for scrap.

Career notesLoaned to the Royal Navy as P 512

Commands listed for USS R-17 (94)

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1Lt. John Richard Craig, USN25 Mar 19419 Mar 1942

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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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