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USS S-9 (SS-114)
USS S-9 (SS-114)
USS S-9 (SS-114)
Name: USS S-9
Builder: Portsmouth Navy Yard
Laid down: 20 January 1919
Launched: 17 June 1920
Commissioned: 21 February 1921
Decommissioned: 15 April 1931
Struck: 25 January 1937
General characteristics
Class & type: S-class submarine
Displacement: 876 long tons (890 t) surfaced
1,092 long tons (1,110 t) submerged
Length: 231 ft (70 m)
Beam: 21 ft 10 in (6.65 m)
Draft: 13 ft 1 in (3.99 m)
Speed: 15 kn (17 mph; 28 km/h) surfaced
11 kn (13 mph; 20 km/h) submerged
Complement: 38 officers and men
Armament: 1 × 4 in (100 mm) deck gun
4 × 21 in (530 mm) torpedo tubes

USS S-9 (SS-114) was a second-group (S-3 or "Government") S-class submarine of the United States Navy. Her keel was laid down on 20 January 1919 by the Portsmouth Navy Yard. She was launched on 17 June 1920 sponsored by Mrs. James E. Palmer, and commissioned on 21 February 1921 with Lieutenant Commander Thomas Shine in command.

Following duty off the northeast coast, S-9 sailed from New London, Connecticut, on 31 May 1921, and proceeded via the Panama Canal, California, and Pearl Harbor to the Philippines, arriving at Cavite, Luzon on 6 December. There, she joined Submarine Division 12 (SubDiv 12), whose S-boats — along with those of SubDiv 18 — had arrived on 1 December. In 1922, she sailed from Cavite on 11 October visited Hong Kong from 14–28 October, and returned to Cavite on 31 October. On 30 April 1923, she departed from Cavite and visited Shanghai, Chefoo, and Chinwangtao, China, before returning via Woosung and Amoy to Cavite on 11 September. On 23 June 1924, she sailed from Manila Bay and again visited ports in China before returning to Olongapo on 23 September.

Departing from Cavite on 29 October, S-9 arrived at Mare Island, California on 30 December. Remaining at Mare Island in 1925, she operated along the West Coast in 1926, mainly at San Francisco, San Pedro, and San Diego, California. Departing Mare Island on 11 February 1927, she operated in the Panama Canal area from March into April, arrived at New London on 3 May, and spent the remainder of 1927 along the northeast coast. S-9 served in the Panama Canal area from February–April 1928, from January–March 1929, and from January–March 1930. Departing New London on 22 October, S-9 was decommissioned on 15 April 1931 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 25 January 1937.


This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

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