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Page 06-UL USS S-39

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USS S-39 (SS-144) was built by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation of San Francisco and commissioned 14 September 1923. She made 5 War Patrols before running aground and being abandoned in the Solomon Sea on 13 August 1942. USS S-39 was awarded Yangtze Service Medal, China Service Medal, American Defense Service Medal with "FLEET" Clasp, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with two battle stars, World War II Victory Medal, Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, and Philippine Defense Medal with star.