S-16

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VIDEO

(underwater images courtesy of SeaWolf Productions)

The USS S-16 (SS-121) was an S-boat, commissioned in 1920. She was the largest submarine the U.S. Navy operated in that period. The new vessel was was designed submerge to depths as deep as 200 fsw.  The S-16 served in the Pacific fleet until 1935 but was recommissioned in 1940 as World War II loomed. She patrolled the Caribbean until considered obsolete in 1944.  In 1945 the S-16 was finally sunk as a target off of Key West, FL. in 1945. She now rests upright in 255 fsw, a depth deeper than her original maximum dive depth.


(l) Diver on conning tower; (r) View of stern deck forward.


(l) Andrew videos the sub; (r) Sub's ballast vents.


(l) Barney and George explore the port bow.; (r) View aft part of conning tower.

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