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Peacock (AM 46)

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

ex-Minesweeper No. 46

Lapwing Class Minesweeper:

  • The third Peacock was 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 Hindanger 24 August 1940 off Cartagena, Colombia and sank
  • Struck from the Naval Register 22 April 1941.


  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    Peacock 68k Namesake: Peacock - A bird noted for its colorful tail feathers Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 14 March 2020
    Peacock 178k Position of Peacock wreckage LT (r) Luis B. Castro, Colombian Navy
    Peacock 178k Image of wreck taken with Side Scan Sonar SSS Klein 4900 450 to 900 MHz ultra high definition

    Commanding Officers
    01LT John Danner, USN27 December 1919 - 14 February 1920
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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