Allied Warships

S-13 (SS-118)

Submarine of the S-3 class

NavyThe US Navy
Built byPortsmouth Navy Yard (Kittery, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Laid down14 Feb 1920 
Launched20 Oct 1921 
Commissioned14 Jul 1923 
End service10 Apr 1945 

Decommissioned 30 September 1936.
Recommissioned 28 October 1940.
Decommissioned 10 April 1945.
Stricken 19 May 1945.
Sold 28 October 1945 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS S-13 (118)

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1Lt. David Lee Whelchel, USN28 Aug 1940Sep 1942
2T/Lt.Cdr. Karl Raymond Wheland, USNSep 1942May 1943
3Edward Frank Steffanides, Jr., USNRMay 1943Apr 1944
4T/Lt.Cdr. John Patteson Currie, USNApr 1944Mar 1945
5Homer W. Pipkorn, USNRMar 194510 Apr 1945

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Notable events involving S-13 include:

5 Jun 1943
USS S-13 departed Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

10 Jun 1943
USS S-13 arrived at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone.

17 Aug 1943
USS S-13 departed Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone.

3 Jan 1945
USS S-13 departed the Panama Canal Zone for Key West, Florida.

10 Jan 1945
USS S-13 arrived at Key West, Florida.

11 Jan 1945
USS S-13 departed Key West, Florida for New London, Connecticut.

19 Jan 1945
USS S-13 arrived at New London, Connecticut.

8 Mar 1945
USS S-13 departed New London, Connecticut for the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

9 Mar 1945
USS S-13 arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

Media links

U. S. Submarines in World War II

Kimmett, Larry and Regis, Margaret

U.S. Submarines Through 1945

Friedman, Norman
(£ 56.95)

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