Allied Warships

S-26 (SS-131)

Submarine of the S-1 class

NavyThe US Navy
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down7 Nov 1919 
Launched22 Aug 1922 
Commissioned15 Oct 1923 
Lost24 Jan 1942 
Loss position8° 13'N, 79° 21'W

Rammed in error by the American submarine chaser USS PC-460 at night in the Gulf of Panama in position 08º13'N, 79º21'W, S-26 (Lt.Cdr. Earle Clifford Hawke, USN) sank with the loss of 46 men there were 3 survivors.


Commands listed for USS S-26 (131)

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1Lt. Willard Arthur Saunders, USNApr 1939May 1940
2Lt. Earle Clifford Hawk, USNMay 194024 Jan 1942

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Media links

The Last Patrol

Holmes, Harry

Fatal Decisions

Blandford, Edmund

U. S. Submarines in World War II

Kimmett, Larry and Regis, Margaret

U.S. Submarines Through 1945

Friedman, Norman
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