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USS O-1 was an O-class submarine laid down on March 26, 1917 and launched on July 9, the following year. It was commissioned on November 5, 1918 under Lt. Norman L. Kirk’s command with the hull number SS-62 and it served in the US Navy for 13 years before it was decommissioned on June 11, 1931. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 29 people on board and had the main missions mostly in the Atlantic waters. After its decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on May 18, 1938 and sold for scrapping.