USS Lark (AM 21)
Minesweeper of the Lapwing class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Baltimore Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Co. (Baltimore, Md, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||11 Mar 1918|
|Launched||6 Aug 1918|
|Commissioned||12 Apr 1919|
|End service||6 Feb 1946|
Reclassified fleet tug AT-168 on 1 March 1944
Commands listed for USS Lark (AM 21)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||Lt. John Orla Jenkins, USN||15 Jan 1938||Mar 1941|
|2||Lt. Hugh Pollard Thomson, USN||Mar 1941||Jan 1943|
|3||Lt. Eugene Carter Rider, USN||Jan 1943||30 Apr 1943|
|4||John Frink Rowe, USNR||30 Apr 1943||Jun 1944|
|5||Paul C. Lindlay, Jr., USNR||Jun 1944||18 Jun 1945|
|6||Herbert Fendle Hugo, USN||18 Jun 1945||7 Feb 1946|
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Notable events involving Lark include:
USS Skipjack was ordered patrol in the Banda Sea and then patrol her way north wards as she is to end her patrol at Pearl Harbour.
USS Searaven was ordered to patrol in the Sunda Strait inspecting Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island en-route and on the way back from the patrol area.
On laving harbour they first conducted exercises with USS Lark (Lt.Cdr. H.P. Thomson, USN) before proceeding on patrol. (1)
- Patrol report of USS Skipjack for her 5th war patrol + Patrol report of USS Searaven for her 5th war patrol
- File 22.214.171.124 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)