Allied Warships

USS Partridge (AM 16)

Minesweeper of the Lapwing class

USS Partridge later in the war, while serving as a tug

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAM 16 
Built byChester Shipbuilding Co. (Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Laid down14 May 1918 
Launched15 Oct 1918 
Commissioned17 Jun 1919 
Lost11 Jun 1944 
Loss position49° 30'N, 0° 50'E

Reclassified ocean tug AT-138 on 1 June 1942
Reclassified ocean tug old ATO-138 on 15 May 1944

Torpedoed by German motor torpedo boats off Normandy in position 49º30'N, 00º50'E at 0200 hours on 11 June 1944, she sank some 35 minutes later.

At this website (offsite link, .pdf file) some side scan sonar data of the wreck can be found.


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