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USS L-8 was an L8-class submarine laid down on February 24, 1915 and launched on April 23, 1917. It was commissioned on August 30, 1917 under Lt. J. Parker’s command with the hull number SS-48 and it served in the US Navy for 5 years before it was decommissioned on November 15, 1922. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 28 people on board and had the main missions in the East Coast. After its decommissioning, the ship was used as a target during training exercises in 1926.