|On Eternal Patrol - USS R-12 (SS-89)|
The wreck of USS R-12 was recently discovered in 600 feet of water off Key West, Florida, by an exploration team led by Tim Taylor aboard the expedition vessel RV Tiburon. Please contact us if you are related to anyone who served on R-12. Also see USS R-12 (SS-89) Submarine (external link).
See the Submarine Discoveries page for information on the discovery of the wreck of this vessel.
The following men were lost while serving on USS R-12 (SS-89), including two Brazilian Naval Officers who were on board to observe a torpedo firing exercise.
Click on a man's name to go to his personal memorial page on this site.
For a brief history of the boat, please see The Loss of USS R-12.
The following USS R-12 crew members survived the sinking or were not aboard when the boat sank. Two men were later lost on other submarines.
The U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II assigned USS R-12 (SS-89)
to the State of Rhode Island.