Build Group: US S Class
Fate: Returned to the USN in December 1944. Intentionally sunk in the English Channel off Portland Bill, as a sonar target on 28 April 1947

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USS S-24 was decommissioned from the USN in 1942 and simultaneously transferred to United Kingdom where she was renamed HMS P555

Assigned to the 7th Submarine Flotilla based at Holy Loch. This was a non-operational unit and the boats were used for training new crews and officers and for training surface ships in anti-submarine warfare. Among the officers who commanded her was Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Lt Edward Preston Young making the boat the first Royal navy submarine to be commanded by a British RNVR officer.


01-11-1918 : Laid down
27-06-1922 : Launched
24-08-1923 : Commissioned
10-08-1942 : Transferred to the UK
20-12-1944 : Returned to USN
28-04-1947 : Sunk as target


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