Allied Warships

S-21 (SS-126)

Submarine of the S-1 class

NavyThe US Navy
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down19 Nov 1918 
Launched18 Aug 1920 
Commissioned24 Aug 1921 
End service14 Sep 1942 

Decommissioned 31 March 1922.
Recommissioned 14 September 1923.
Decommissioned 14 September 1942, Transferred to the Royal Navy the same day, comissioned by the British as HMS P- 553.
Returned to U.S.N. custody 11 July 1944.
Sunk as a target off New England 23 March 1945.

Career notesLoaned to the Royal Navy as P 553

Commands listed for USS S-21 (126)

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1Lt. John Archibald Bole, Jr., USN1940Mar 1942
2T/Lt.Cdr. James Alvin Adkins, USNMar 1942Apr 1942
3Lt. Richard Henry Crane, USNApr 194214 Sep 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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