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Remembering the USS R-12


On June 12, 1943, the USS R-12 (SS-89) was lost during a training exercise off Key West, Florida. On May 24, 2011, the RV Tiburon Team announced it had discovered the wreck of the R-12 in 600 feet of water off the Florida Keys. Entombed within her are four U. S. Navy officers, thirty-six U. S. Navy enlisted men, and two Brazilian observers. Her loss was likely due to rapid flooding of the forward part of the ship through a open torpedo tube.

Remembering the USS R-12

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