Monday, September 6, 2010
Random Submarine Time no. 1
Today's sub is the USS S-27. A boat of the S-1 or "Holland" type, The S-27 was commissioned into the USN on Jan. 22, 1924. She served through her first year of service at two stations before being called to California. There she stayed during the rest of the decade and most of the 30s. in '39 she was transferred to the training school where she was when on Dec. 7 Pearl harbor was attacked by the Japanese. While sailing off Kiska, she grounded and was left as a hulk by her crew.