Allied Warships

USS Thrush (AVP 3)

Minesweeper of the Lapwing class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAVP 3 
ModSeaplane tender 
Built byPusey and Jones Co (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.) 
Laid down27 May 1918 
Launched15 Sep 1918 
Commissioned25 Apr 1919 
End service13 Dec 1945 

Decommissioned on 3 April 1922
Recommissioned on 31 October 1935
Converted to a small seaplane tender and redesignated AVP-3 on 22 January 1936
Decommissioned on 13 December 1945
Stricken on 8 January 1946
Sold into merchantile service on 21 August 1946
Sunk on 10 March 1951


Commands listed for USS Thrush (AVP 3)

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1Lt. James Johnston McRoberts, USNJul 193925 Jun 1941
2Lt. Joseph Howard Kuhl, USN25 Jun 1941Aug 1942
3Lt. Gorman Coady Merrick, USNAug 19423 Jan 1943
4Charles Warren Lockard, USNR3 Jan 194322 May 1944
5Lt. Henry Angelsen, USNR22 May 194413 Dec 1945

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