Allied Warships

USS Finch (AM 9)

Minesweeper of the Lapwing class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassLapwing 
PennantAM 9 
Built byStandard Shipbuilding Co. (New York, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down22 Aug 1917 
Launched30 Mar 1918 
Commissioned10 Sep 1918 
Lost10 Apr 1942 
Loss position14° 22'N, 120° 35'E
History

USS Finch (Lt. Thurlow Weed Davison) was damaged by Japanese aircraft off Luzon, Phillippine Islands 9 April 1942.
Abandoned by her crew the next day and allowed to sink in position 14º22'N, 120º35'E.
She was salvaged by the Japanese and served in the Imperial Japanese Navy as IJN W 103, sunk off Indo-China on 12 January 1945 by American carrier aircraft.

 

Commands listed for USS Finch (AM 9)

Please note that we're still working on this section.

CommanderFromTo
1Thurlow Weed Davison, USN9 Jul 193910 Apr 1942

You can help improve our commands section
Click here to Submit events/comments/updates for this vessel.
Please use this if you spot mistakes or want to improve this ships page.


Return to the Allied Warships section