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USS Bonita was a V1-class submarine laid down on November 16, 1921 and launched on June 9, 1925. It was commissioned on June 22, the following year under Lt. Cmdr. Charles A. Lockwood’s command with the hull number SS-165 and it served in the US Navy for 16 years before it was decommissioned on March 3, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 87 people on board and had the main missions in New London, San Diego, Maine, Hawaii or Philadelphia. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on March 10, 1945. For the service brought to the country during the two World Wars, USS Bonita received 4 medals.