Allied Warships

O-9 (SS-70)

Submarine of the O-1 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassO-1 
Pennant70 
Built byFore River Shipbuilding Co. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down15 Feb 1917 
Launched27 Jan 1918 
Commissioned27 Jul 1918 
Lost20 Jun 1941 
Loss position42° 59'N, 70° 20'W

The American submarine O-9 (SS-70) lost on 20 Jun 1941 in position 42° 59'N, 70° 20'W.

History

Decommissioned 25 June 1931.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet.
Recommissioned 14 April 1941.
O-9 (Lt. Howard Joseph Abbot, USN) was sunk by a mechanical failure 20 June 1941 15 miles off Portsmouth, New Hampshire in position 42º59'48"N, 70º20'27"W.
33 officers and men were lost with the ship amongst them was the Commanding Officer.

 

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1Howard Joseph Abbot, USN14 Apr 194120 Jun 1941 (+)

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