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USS Argonaut was a V4-class submarine laid down on May 1, 1925 and launched on November 10, 1927. It was commissioned on April 2, the following year under Lt. Cmdr. W. M. Quigley’s command with the hull number SM-1 and it served in the US Navy for 15 years before it was sunk by the Japanese destroyers on January 10, 1943. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 87 people on board and had the main missions in Provincetown, San Diego, Newport, Hawaii or Guadalcanal. After the sinking, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on February 26, 1943. For the service brought to the country during the two World Wars, USS Argonaut received 3 medals and 2 battle stars.