USS R-5 file photo [17632]

USS R-5

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassR-class Submarine
Hull NumberSS-82
BuilderFore River Shipbuilding, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
Laid Down16 Oct 1917
Launched24 Nov 1918
Commissioned15 Apr 1919
Decommissioned14 Sep 1945
Displacement578 tons standard; 691 tons submerged
Length186 feet
Beam18 feet
Draft15 feet
MachineryNew England Ship and Engine Co. diesel engines (1200hp), Electro Dynamic Co. motors, two propellers
Bunkerage18,880gal fuel oil
Speed13 knots
Crew30
Armament4x533mm torpedo tubes, 8 torpedoes, 1x3in 50cal gun
Submerged Speed10.5 knots

Contributor:

ww2dbaseUSS R-5 was commissioned into service in 1919 and shortly after joined Submarine Division 9 of the US Atlantic Fleet. In 1921, her base was shifted to San Pedro, California on the Pacific coast of the United States. In 1923, she was used in the filming of the motion picture "The Eleventh Hour". In the summer of the same year, along with the rest of Submarine Division 9, her base was shifted to Pearl Harbor in the Territory of Hawaii; she would remain at Pearl Harbor for eight years until she was briefly shifted to the US east coast in 1931 before her 1932 decommissioning. She was recommissioned in Aug 1940 as world tension increased the demands on the US Navy. She patrolled the Bay of Panama for the first few months of 1941, followed by some down time for overhaul, and after war began for the United States in Dec 1941 she relieved USS R-1 in the patrol of the shipping lanes between Bermuda and the New England region of northeastern United States. In Feb 1942, while on patrol in the Atlantic Ocean, she made contact with an unidentified submarine, but all torpedoes missed their targets. She remained on patrol in this region until the end of WW2, with several intermissions which saw her conducting training operations. She was decommissioned shortly after the end of the war, and was sold for scrap in 1946.

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USS R-5 Operational Timeline

29 Aug 1916 The construction for future submarine R-5 was ordered.
16 Oct 1917 The keel of submarine R-5 was laid down at Fore River Shipbuilding in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States.
24 Nov 1918 Submarine R-5 was launched at Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, sponsored by Miss Margaretta King.
15 Apr 1919 USS R-5 was commissioned into service at Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts, United States with Lieutenant Commander Eric L. Barr in command.
28 Apr 1919 USS R-5 departed Boston, Massachusetts, United States for New London, Connecticut, United States.
4 Dec 1919 USS R-5 departed for Norfolk, Virginia, United States.
21 Jan 1920 USS R-5 joined the US Navy winter exercises in the Gulf of Mexico.
14 Apr 1920 USS R-5 completed the US Navy winter exercises in the Gulf of Mexico.
18 May 1920 USS R-5 arrived at Newport, Rhode Island, United States.
17 Jul 1920 USS R-5 was given the hull number of SS-82.
13 Sep 1920 USS R-5 departed Newport, Rhode Island, United States for a scheduled overhaul at Norfolk, Virginia, United States.
11 Apr 1921 USS R-5 departed the east coast of the United States.
28 May 1921 USS R-5 transited the Panama Canal.
30 Jun 1921 USS R-5 arrived at San Pedro, California, United States.
5 Feb 1923 USS R-5 participated in war games in the Gulf of Fonseca in Central America.
6 Apr 1923 USS R-5 completed war games in the Gulf of Fonseca in Central America.
16 Jul 1923 USS R-5 arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii.
12 Dec 1930 USS R-5 was ordered to sail for the east coast of the United States.
28 Jan 1931 USS R-5 transited the Panama Canal.
9 Feb 1931 USS R-5 arrived at New London, Connecticut, United States.
1 Apr 1931 USS R-5 was assigned to US Submarine Division 4.
28 Apr 1932 USS R-5 set sail for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
30 Jun 1932 USS R-5 was decommissioned from service at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
19 Aug 1940 USS R-5 was recommissioned into service.
30 Oct 1940 USS R-5 was assigned to US Submarine Division 42 at New London, Connecticut, United States.
10 Dec 1940 USS R-5 departed New London, Connecticut, United States for Cocos Solo, Panama Canal Zone.
31 Oct 1941 USS R-5 arrived at New London, Connecticut, United States.
10 Feb 1942 USS R-5 fired three torpedoes at an enemy submarine in the Atlantic Ocean; all torpedoes missed.
6 Sep 1945 USS R-5 arrived at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States.
14 Sep 1945 USS R-5 was decommissioned from service at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States.
11 Oct 1945 Submarine R-5 was struck from the US Naval Register.
22 Aug 1946 Submarine R-5 was sold to the firm John J. Duane of Quincy, Massachusetts, United States for scrap.

Photographs

Launching ceremony of submarine R-5, Fore River Shipbuilding Company yard, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 24 Nov 1918Submarine tender USS Camden with submarines R-1, R-2, R-4, R-5, R-6, R-10, R-9, R-8, R-7, R-4, S-4, and S-3, New York City, New York, United States, circa 1920, photo 1 of 2Submarine tender USS Camden with submarines R-1, R-2, R-4, R-5, R-6, R-10, R-9, R-8, R-7, R-4, S-4, and S-3, New York City, New York, United States, circa 1920, photo 2 of 2US submarines R-1, R-2, R-4, R-5, R-6, R-10, R-9, R-8, and R-7 at the 79th Street Boat Basin at New York, New York, United States, 1920
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