Allied Warships

O-2 (SS-63)

Submarine of the O-1 class

NavyThe US Navy
Built byPuget Sound Navy Yard (Bremerton, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Laid down27 Jul 1917 
Launched24 May 1918 
Commissioned19 Oct 1918 
End service26 Jul 1945 

Decommissioned 25 July 1931, at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet.
Recommissioned 3 February 1941, at Philadelphia.
Decommissioned 26 July 1945.
Sticken 11 August 1945.
Sold 16 November 1945 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS O-2 (63)

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1Lt. Raymond Henry Bass, USN3 Feb 1941May 1942
2Lt. Walter Thomas Griffith, USNMay 1942
3Charles Robert Clark, Jr., USN

4William Menefee Wilcox, USNRJan 1943

5John C. Rait, USN

6Harvey H. SIms, USNR 26 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving O-2 include:

14 Nov 1942
USS O-2 departed New London, Connecticut for Casco Bay, Maine.

15 Nov 1942
USS O-2 arrived at Casco Bay, Maine from New London, Connecticut.

21 Dec 1942
USS O-2 departed Casco Bay, Maine for New London, Connecticut.

22 Dec 1942
USS O-2 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Casco Bay, Maine.

18 Jul 1945
USS O-2 departed New London, Connecticut for the Philadelphia Navy Yard for decommissioning.

20 Jul 1945
USS O-2 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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