Allied Warships

S-24 (SS-129)

Submarine of the S-1 class

NavyThe US Navy
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down1 Nov 1918 
Launched27 Jun 1922 
Commissioned24 Aug 1923 
End service10 Aug 1942 

Decommissioned 10 August 1942.
Transferred to the United Kingdom and commissioned into the Royal Navy as HMS P 555 the same day.
Returned to the U.S.N. and destroyed, 25 August 1947 at the Portland Naval Base, U.K.

Career notesLoaned to the Royal Navy as P 555

Commands listed for USS S-24 (129)

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1Lt. Robert Henry Rice, USNFeb 1939May 1940
2Lt. Willard Arthur Saunders, USNMay 1940Mar 1941
3Lt. Charles Herbert Andrews, USNMar 1941Nov 1941
4Lt. John Corbus, USNNov 194110 Aug 1942

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Notable events involving S-24 include:

8 May 1942
USS S-24 departed Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone for New London, Connecticut.

21 May 1942
USS S-24 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone.

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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