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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 46k

    Crow - Any of various large, usually entirely black, oscine birds; specifically the American species, which is gregarious and feeds on grains, and the common European species also called carrion crow

    Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 13 December 2021
    Crow 396k Retrieving torpedoes in Puget Sound, Washington, 4 June 1943
    National Archives photos 80-G-277688, 80-G-277689 and 80-G-277691
    Mike Green
    Crow 283k
    Crow 154k

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