Skip to main content
Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

NH 69167 USS R-6

Photo #: NH 69167  USS R-6
Title: USS R-6
Description: (Submarine # 83) Aground at the entrance to New London harbor, Connecticut, circa early December 1919. While anchored alongside USS Camden with five other submarines, R-6 was swept away by a gale and grounded on Black Rock at the entrance to the harbor at New London. Once aground, the submarine radioed for help and two minesweepers tried to pull her off the rocks, but to no avail. She was later freed and returned to service. The original photograph was dated 4 December 1919. Courtesy of the San Francisco Maritime Museum, 1969. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 69167
Related Content
Document Type
  • Photograph
Wars & Conflicts
File Formats
  • Image (gif, jpg, tiff)
Location of Archival Materials