USS R-24

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R-24 SS-101

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R-24

(Submarine No. 101: dp. 495 (surf.), 576 (subm.); 1. 175'
b. 16'8"; dr. 13'11" (mean); s. 14 k. (surf.), 11 k. (subm.);
cpl.29;a. 13",421"tt.;cl.R-21)

R-24 (Submarine No. 101) was laid down 9 May 1919 by the Lake Torpedo Boat Co., Bridgeport, Conn.; launched 21 August 1918; sDonsored by Mrs. Edmund R. Norton; and commissioned 27 June 1919, Lt. Comdr. Andrew C. Bennett in command.

After 4 months of coastal operations off southern New England, R-24 got underway for her homeport, Coco Solo, C.Z., on 1 November. Based there for her aet*e service, she was designated SS-101 in July 1920 and at the end of 1921 she returned to the United States for a shipyard overhaul. In the fall of 1922, she resumed operations out of Coco Solo and Balboa. A year later she again sailed to the United States for a shipyard overhaul and at the end of 1924 she returned for inactivation. On 25 January 1925, she arrived at Philadelphia and on 11 June she was decommissioned. R 24 was berthed at League Island for the next 5 years. On 9 May 1930 she was struck from the Navy list and in July was sold for serapping.