Allied Warships

S-16 (SS-121)

Submarine of the S-4 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassS-4 
Pennant121 
Built byLake Torpedo Boat Co. (Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down18 Mar 1918 
Launched23 Dec 1919 
Commissioned17 Dec 1920 
End service4 Oct 1944 
History

Decommissioned 25 May 1935.
Recommissioned 2 December 1940.
Decommissioned and stricken 4 October 1944.
Sunk as a target 3 April 1945 off Key West, Florida.

 

Commands listed for USS S-16 (121)

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CommanderFromTo
1Arthur Howard Taylor, USN2 Dec 1940Sep 1941
2Oscar Emil Hagberg, USNSep 1941late 1942
3Frank Nickols Shamer, USNlate 1942mid 1944
4Robert F. Conrad, USNRmid 1944Sep 1944
5James T. Webster, USNRSep 19444 Oct 1944

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Notable events involving S-16 include:


8 Aug 1942
USS S-16 departed the Panama Canal Zone for New London, Connecticut.

2 Oct 1942
USS S-16 departed New London, Connecticut for Casco Bay, Maine.

3 Oct 1942
USS S-16 arrived at Casco Bay, Maine from New London, Connecticut.

14 Nov 1942
USS S-16 departed Casco Bay, Maine for New London, Connecticut.

15 Nov 1942
USS S-16 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Casco Bay, Maine.

19 Nov 1942
USS S-16 departed New London, Connecticut for the Philadelphia Navy Yard for a refit.

21 Nov 1942
USS S-16 arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard from New London, Connecticut for a period of repairs and refit.

3 Feb 1943
Having completed her refit, USS S-16, arrived at New London, Connecticut from the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

26 Feb 1943
USS S-16 departed New London, Connecticut for Casco Bay, Maine.

27 Feb 1943
USS S-16 arrived at Casco Bay, Maine from New London, Connecticut.

11 Apr 1943
USS S-16 departed Casco Bay, Maine for New London, Connecticut.

12 Apr 1943
USS S-16 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Casco Bay, Maine.

23 May 1943
USS S-16 departed Casco Bay, Maine for New London, Connecticut.

24 May 1943
USS S-16 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Casco Bay, Maine.

6 Sep 1943
USS S-16 departed New London, Connecticut for Casco Bay, Maine.

7 Sep 1943
USS S-16 arrived at Casco Bay, Maine from New London, Connecticut.

24 Oct 1943
USS S-16 departed Casco Bay, Maine for New London, Connecticut.

25 Oct 1943
USS S-16 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Casco Bay, Maine.

Media links


U. S. Submarines in World War II

Kimmett, Larry and Regis, Margaret


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U.S. Submarines Through 1945

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