USS Owl (AM 2)
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||4 Mar 1918|
|Commissioned||11 Jul 1918|
|End service||26 Jul 1946|
Reclassified ocean tug AT-137 on 1 June 1942
Commands listed for USS Owl (AM 2)
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|1||Lt. Marshall Barton Gurney, USN||4 Jun 1939||1 Mar 1940|
|2||Charles Guequierre Rucker, USN||1 Mar 1940||24 Apr 1942|
|3||Frederick George Coffin, USN||24 Apr 1942||14 Apr 1943|
|4||Adnah Neyhart Caldin, USN||14 Apr 1943||4 Dec 1943|
|5||Samuel David Tuttle, USNR||4 Dec 1943||11 Dec 1943|
|6||James Carlton Wilson White, USNR||11 Dec 1943||22 Apr 1944|
|7||Samuel David Tuttle, USNR||22 Apr 1944||Sep 1944|
|8||John Hugo Thomas, USNR||Sep 1944||Sep 1945|
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Notable events involving Owl include:
5 May 1942
The Canadian passenger ship Lady Drake is torpedoed and sunk about 90 miles north of Bermuda in position 35°43'N, 64°43'W by German U-boat U-106. The US minesweeper USS Owl later picks up 256 survivors.