Allied Warships

USS Tide (AM 125)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAuk 
PennantAM 125 
Built bySavannah Machinery and Foundry Co. (Savannah, Georgia, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Apr 1941 
Laid down16 Mar 1942 
Launched7 Sep 1942 
Commissioned9 May 1943 
Lost7 Jun 1944 
Loss position49° 26'N, 1° 04'W
History

Sunk by a mine off Normandy, France.
The wreck lies in 20 meters of water in position 49º26'06"N, 01º03'39"W.

21 died and 91 of the crew were wounded in the sinking; Amongst those killed was the Commanding officer Lt Cmdr Allard Barnwell Heyward USNR and the Executive officer Lt Cmdr George R Crane USNR was wounded. 

Commands listed for USS Tide (AM 125)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Alvin Robinson, USN9 May 194315 Apr 1944 (1)
2Lt.Cdr. Allard Barnwell Heyward, USN15 Apr 19447 Jun 1944 (+)

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