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USS S-12 was an S-class submarine laid down on January 8, 1920 and launched on August 4, the following year. It was commissioned on April 30, 1923 under Lt. Francis S. Low’s command with the hull number SS-117 and it served in the US Navy for 18 years before it was finally decommissioned on May 18, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 42 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 and sold to Rosoff Brothers in New York for scrapping.