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Crow (AMc 20)

Coastal Minesweeper:

  • The first Crow was built in 1935 as the wooden-hulled purse seiner Jardan
  • Acquired by the Navy in 1940
  • Placed in service as USS Crow (AMc 20), 4 February 1941
  • Sunk 23 August 1943 by a U.S. aircraft torpedo in Puget Sound, WA while acting as target ship for torpedo planes undergoing training
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists loss date as September 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register 8 April 1944.


  • Displacement 195 t.
  • Length 83' 2"
  • Beam 20' 11"
  • Draft 5'
  • Depth of Hold 10'
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 11
  • Armament: One .30 cal. machine gun
  • Propulsion: Diesel, one shaft.
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    Crow 283k Retrieving torpedoes in Puget Sound, Washington, 4 June 1943
    National Archives photo 80-G-277689
    Mike Green

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