USS R-12 (SS-89) Ship's Log 

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YearDateHistorical Events
1916Aug 29Contract awarded to the Fore River Shipbuilding Co., Quincy, MA.
1918Mar 28Keel laid down at the Fore River Shipbuilding Co.,Quincy, MA.
1919Aug 15Launched.
 Sep 23Commissioned at Boston, MA. with LT. F. J. Cunneen in command.
1920Mar 11R-12 transited to New London,CT.
 Jun 30R-12 transited the Panama Canal.
 Jul 10R-12 arrived at San Pedro,CA.
 Aug 30R-12 departed the California coast for Pearl Harbor, HI.
 Sep 6R-12 arrived at Pearl Harbor, HI.
1930Dec 12R-12 got underway for the East coast.
1931Feb 9R-12 arrived at New London,CT.
1932Sep 27Departed New London for Philadelphia,PA.
 Dec 7R-12 was placed in the Reserve Fleet in Philadelphia,PA.
1940Jul 1R-12 shifted to New London,CT. for re-commissioning
 Oct 16R-12 was re-commissioned at New London,CT.
 Dec 10R-12 sailed for Panama.
 Dec 23R-12 arrived at Panama.
1941Oct 31R-12 returned to New London,CT.
1942Feb 1R-12 commenced patrols to the South and for the next year operated primarily from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Key West, FL.
1943Mar 1R-12 returned to New London,CT.
 May 1R-12 returned to Key West, FL. where she trained submariners for the remainder of her career.
 Jun 12R-12 was lost while making preparations for a torpedo practice, when the Forward Battery compartment flooded. 42 men were lost. 6 survived.
 Jul 6Struck from the Naval Register.