Allied Warships

USS Turkey (AM 13)

Minesweeper of the Lapwing class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAM 13 
Built byChester Shipbuilding Co. (Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Laid down19 Aug 1917 
Launched30 Apr 1918 
Commissioned13 Dec 1918 
End service6 Nov 1945 

Redesignated ocean tug AT-143 on 1 June 1942
Reclassified ocean tug old ATO-143 on 15 May 1944
Decommissioned on 6 November 1945
Stricken on 28 November 1945
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 30 December 1946


Commands listed for USS Turkey (AM 13)

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1Lt.Cdr. Harry Roberts Carson, Jr., USN20 Sep 193930 Jun 1941
2Lt.Cdr. Thompson Fletcher Fowler, USN30 Jun 194121 Apr 1943
3Samuel Burl Neff, USN21 Apr 1943Sep 1943
4Richard Johnston Melchor, USNRSep 194326 Oct 1944
5Robert Albert Botsford, USNR26 Oct 19446 Jun 1945
6James Michael Charles Tighe, USNR6 Jun 19456 Nov 1945

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