USS Bass was a V1-class submarine laid down on October 20, 1921 and launched on December 27, 1924. It was first commissioned on September 26, the following year under Lt. Cmdr. G. A. Rood’s command with the hull number SS-164 and it served in the US Navy for 17 years before it was decommissioned for the last time on March 3, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 77 people on board and had the main missions in New London, San Diego, Balboa, Hawaii or Philadelphia. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on March 10, 1945.