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

Reclassified ocean tug AT-138 on 1 June 1942
Reclassified ocean tug old ATO-138 on 15 May 1944

USS Partridge (Lt. James Carlton Wilson White, USNR) was torpedoed by German motor torpedo boats off Normandy in position 49°30'N, 00°50'E at 0200 hours on 11 June 1944, she sank some 35 minutes later. 

Commands listed for USS Partridge (AM 16)

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1Samuel Emmer Kenney, USN30 Jun 193914 Jan 1943
2Rodney Frederick Snipes, USN14 Jan 19436 Jan 1944
3Adnah Neyhart Caldin, USN6 Jan 194410 Jun 1944
4James Carlton Wilson White, USNR10 Jun 194411 Jun 1944

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Notable events involving Partridge include:

23 May 1942
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of St. Thomas together with USS Davis (Lt.Cdr. M.R. Peterson, USN) and USS Partridge (Lt.Cdr. S.E. Kenney, USN).

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