Allied Warships


Lapwing class

48 ships

The minesweeper USS Chewink (ASR 3) of the US Navy.

Technical information

Displacement350 BRT 
Length136 feet 
Complement50 men 
Max speed15 knots
Engines2 Diesel engines 
Power1000 hp 
Notes on class 

All ships of the Lapwing class

US Navy US Navy (more on US Navy)

USS Bobolink (AM 20)
USS Brant (AM 24)
USS Cardinal (AM 6)
USS Cormorant (AM 40)
USS Curlew (AM 8)
USS Goshawk (AM 42)
USS Grebe (AM 43) Lost on 2 Jan 1943
USS Kingfisher (AM 25)
USS Lark (AM 21)
USS Oriole (AM 7)
USS Owl (AM 2)
USS Partridge (AM 16) Lost on 11 Jun 1944
USS Peacock (AM 46)
USS Rail (AM 26)
USS Robin (AM 3)
USS Sanderling (AM 37)
USS Seagull (AM 30)
USS Swallow (AM 4)
USS Tern (AM 31)
USS Turkey (AM 13)
USS Vireo (AM 52)
USS Whippoorwill (AM 35)
USS Woodcock (AM 14)
USS Bittern (AM 36) Lost on 10 Dec 1941
USS Finch (AM 9) Lost on 10 Apr 1942
USS Penguin (AM 33) Lost on 8 Dec 1941
USS Quail (AM 15) Lost on 5 May 1942
USS Tanager (AM 5) Lost on 4 May 1942

Salvage vessel

US Navy US Navy (more on US Navy)

USS Crusader (ARS 2)
USS Discoverer (ARS 3)
USS Redwing (ARS 4) Lost on 29 Jun 1943
USS Viking (ARS 1)
USS Warbler (ARS 11)
USS Willet (ARS 12)

Seaplane tender

US Navy US Navy (more on US Navy)

USS Avocet (AVP 4)
USS Heron (AVP 2)
USS Lapwing (AVP 1)
USS Pelican (AVP 6)
USS Sandpiper (AVP 9)
USS Swan (AVP 7)
USS Teal (AVP 5)
USS Thrush (AVP 3)
USS Gannet (AVP 8) Lost on 7 Jun 1942

Submarine rescue vessel

US Navy US Navy (more on US Navy)

USS Chewink (ASR 3)
USS Falcon (ASR 2)
USS Mallard (ASR 4)
USS Ortolan (ASR 5)
USS Pigeon (ASR 6) Lost on 4 May 1942
USS Widgeon (ASR 1)

48 Minesweepers of the Lapwing class. 10 of them were lost.

Strikeout means that ship was cancelled (not finished) - not counted in class figures.

See all Minesweeper classes.

Lapwing class ships hit by U-boats (1)

7 Jun 1942USS GannetSunkU-653

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