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USS Barracuda was a V1-class submarine laid down on October 20, 1921 and launched on July 17, 1924. It was commissioned on October 1, the same year under Lt. Cmdr. S. Picking’s command with the hull number SS-163 and it served in the US Navy for 18 years before it was finally decommissioned on March 3, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 87 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, New London, Coco Solo, Hawaii or the Panama Canal Zone. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on March 10, 1945 and sold for scrapping the same year. For the service brought to the country during the two World Wars, USS Barracuda received 4 medals.