Allied Warships

S-12 (SS-117)

Submarine of the S-3 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassS-3 
Pennant117 
Built byPortsmouth Navy Yard (Kittery, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down8 Jan 1920 
Launched4 Aug 1921 
Commissioned30 Apr 1923 
End service18 May 1945 
History

Decommissioned 30 September 1936.
Recommissioned 4 November 1940.
Decommissioned and stricken 18 May 1945.
Sold 28 October 1945 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS S-12 (117)

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CommanderFromTo
1John Elwood Lee, USN4 Nov 1940Apr 1942
2Fitzhugh McMaster, USNApr 1942Oct 1943
3Leslie S. Robinson, USNOct 194318 May 1945

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Notable events involving S-12 include:


15 Jun 1943
USS S-12 departed the Panama Canal Zone for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

20 Jun 1943
USS S-12 arrived at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from the Panama Canal Zone.

27 Aug 1943
USS S-12 departed St. Thomas, Virgin Island for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

30 Aug 1943
USS S-12 arrive at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from St. Thomas, Virgin Island.

14 Dec 1943
USS S-12 departed Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone.

18 Dec 1943
USS S-12 arrived in the Panama Canal Zone from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

31 Oct 1944
USS S-12 departed Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for the Panama Canal Zone.

4 Nov 1944
USS S-12 arrived in the Panama Canal Zone from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

3 Dec 1944
USS S-12 departed the Panama Canal Zone for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

7 Dec 1944
USS S-12 arrived at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from the Panama Canal Zone.

24 Mar 1945
USS S-12 departed Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for New London, Connecticut.

2 Apr 1945
USS S-12 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

27 Apr 1945
USS S-12 departed New London, Connecticut for the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

28 Apr 1945
USS S-12 arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

Media links


U. S. Submarines in World War II

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U.S. Submarines Through 1945

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