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

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.

 

Commands listed for USS Partridge (AM 16)

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CommanderFromTo
1Samuel Emmer Kenney, USN30 Jun 193914 Jan 1943
2Rodney Frederick Snipes, USN14 Jan 19436 Jan 1944
3Adnah Neyhart Caldin, USN6 Jan 194410 Jun 1944

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