USS Lapwing (AVP 1)
Minesweeper of the Lapwing class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Todd Shipyard Co. (New York, New York, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||25 Oct 1917|
|Launched||14 Mar 1918|
|Commissioned||12 Jun 1918|
|End service||29 Nov 1945|
Completed as minesweeper
Decommissioned on 29 November 1945
Commands listed for USS Lapwing (AVP 1)
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|1||Lt. John Golden Foster, Jr., USN||18 Jun 1938||20 Jun 1940|
|2||Lt. Harry Ray Horney, USN||20 Jun 1940||10 Sep 1941|
|3||Lt. Daniel Crosby Goodman, USN||10 Sep 1941||17 Dec 1942|
|4||T/Lt. William Lawrence Brantley, USN||17 Dec 1942||15 Mar 1943|
|5||Douglas Francis Peak, USN||15 Mar 1943||Jul 1944|
|6||Lloyd G. Seaver, USNR||Jul 1944||11 May 1945|
|7||Lt. Fred Charles Groh, USNR||11 May 1945||23 Nov 1945|
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Notable events involving Lapwing include:
21 Feb 1942
USS Lapwing picks up 53 survivors from the American merchant Delplata that was torpedoed and heavy damaged the previous day by German U-boat U-156 some 60 miles west of Martinique in position 14°55'N, 62°10'W. After it was determined that the Delplata could not be salvaged she was sunk by gunfire from the Lapwing.