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USS S-3 was an S-class submarine laid down on August 29, 1917 and launched on December 21, the following year. It was commissioned on January 30, 1919 under Cmdr. John W. Lewis’ command with the hull number SS-107 and it served in the US Navy for 12 years before it was decommissioned on March 24, 1931. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 38 people on board and had the main missions in New London, Pearl Harbor, New England, San Francisco, Mare Island or Havana. After its decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on January 25, 1937 and sold for scrapping later.