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Peacock (AM 46)



Call sign (1924):
Nan - Item - King - Dog

ex-Minesweeper No. 46


Lapwing Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 31 August 1918 by the Staten Island Shipbuilding Co., Staten Island, NY
  • Launched 8 April 1919
  • Commissioned USS Peacock, Minesweeper No. 46, 27 December 1919
  • Decommissioned 14 February 1920 and loaned to the Shipping Board
  • Converted to a Salvage Tug and operated under charter to the Shipping Board
  • Designated AM 46, 17 July 1920
  • Collided with the Norwegian merchant ship SS Hindonger 24 August 1940 and sank
  • Struck from the Naval Register 22 April 1941.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 840 t.
  • Length 187' 10"
  • Beam 35' 5'
  • Draft 8' 10"
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 85
  • Armament: Two 3"/50 gun mounts
  • Propulsion: Two Babcock and Wilcox boilers, one triple expansion reciprocating steam engine, one shaft.
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    Commanding Officers
    01LT John Danner, USN27 December 1919 - 14 February 1920
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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    DANFS history entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway website
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen

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