Allied Warships

R-16 (SS-93)

Submarine of the R-1 class

NavyThe US Navy
Built byUnion Iron Works (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Laid down26 Apr 1917 
Launched15 Dec 1917 
Commissioned5 Aug 1918 
End service16 Jul 1945 

Decommissioned 12 May 1931.
Recommissioned 1 July 1940.
Decommissioned 16 July 1945.
Stricken 25 July 1945.
Sold in March 1946 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS R-16 (93)

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1Lt. Vernon Long Lowrance, USN1 Jul 1940Jan 1942
2Lt. James Markland Clement, USNJan 1942Apr 1943
3T/Lt. Nelson Payne Watkins, USNApr 1943Oct 1944
4Lt. Joseph F. Faner, USNR31 Oct 19442 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving R-16 include:

2 Mar 1942
USS R-16 departed Bermuda for St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

7 Mar 1942
USS R-16 arrived at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands from Bermuda.

2 Dec 1942
USS R-16 departed St. Thomas, Virgin Islands for Trinidad.

16 Feb 1943
USS R-16 departed Trinidad for Bermuda.

23 Feb 1943
USS R-16 arrived at Bermuda from Trinidad.

25 Feb 1943
USS R-16 departed Bermuda for New London, Connecticut.

1 Mar 1943
USS R-16 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Bermuda.

27 Jul 1943
USS R-16 departed New London, Connecticut for Bermuda.

4 Jul 1945
USS R-16 departed New London, Connecticut for the Philadelphia Navy Yard for decommissioning.

5 Jul 1945
USS R-16 arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard from New London, Connecticut for decommissioning.

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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