Allied Warships

O-8 (SS-69)

Submarine of the O-1 class

NavyThe US Navy
Built byFore River Shipbuilding Co. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down27 Feb 1917 
Launched31 Dec 1917 
Commissioned11 Jul 1918 
End service11 Sep 1945 

Decommissioned 27 May 1931.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet.
Recommissioned 28 April 1941.
Decommissioned 11 September 1945.
Stricken 11 October 1945.
Sold 4 September 1946 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS O-8 (69)

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1Lt. John Sidney McCain, Jr., USN28 Apr 1941Mar 1942
2Lt. William Thomas Kinsella, USNMar 1942Aug 1943
3T/Lt.Cdr. Otis Robert Cole, Jr., USNAug 1943Jul 1944
4Houston C. Tucker, Jr., USNJul 1944Jul 1945
5Richard Freundlich, USNRJul 194511 Sep 1945

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Notable events involving O-8 include:

25 Aug 1945
USS O-8 departed New London, Connecticut for the Portsmouth Navy Yard for decommissioning.

26 Aug 1945
USS O-8 arrived at the Portsmouth 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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