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USS R-12 (SS-89)
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Lost on June 12, 1943 with the loss of 42 men near Key West, FL during a practice torpedo approach. The cause was probably due to flooding through a torpedo tube. The CO and 2 other men on the bridge survived, as did 18 crew members on liberty at the time of the accident.

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 Class: SS R
 Commissioned: 9/23/1919
 Launched: 8/15/1919
 Builder: Fore River Shipbuilding Co
 Length: 186, Beam: 18
 #Officers: 2, #Enlisted: 27
 Fate: R-12 was lost while making preparations for a torpedo practice, when the Forward Battery compartment flooded. 42 men were lost. 6 survived.