Allied Warships

USS Cormorant (AM 40)

Minesweeper of the Lapwing class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAM 40 
Built byTodd Shipbuilding Corp. (New York City, New York, U.S.A.) 
Laid down 1918 
Launched5 Feb 1919 
Commissioned15 May 1919 
End service29 Mar 1946 

Reclassified fleet tug AT-133 on 1 June 1942
Reclassified fleet tug Old ATO-133 on 15 May 1944
Decommissioned on 29 March 1946
Sold 8 January 1947


Commands listed for USS Cormorant (AM 40)

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1Lt.Cdr. Philip Shawcross Reynolds, USN1940 ?Feb 1942
2Lt. Edmund Ernest Garcia, USNFeb 1942Mar 1943
3B. E. Cregger, USNMar 1943Apr 1943
4H. V. Randolph, USNApr 1943Oct 1944
5William Thomas Davern, USNOct 194429 Mar 1946

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Notable events involving Cormorant include:

1 Nov 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with USS Cormorant, HMS Gentian (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.W.C. Dempster, RNVR) and aircraft. (1)


  1. ADM 173/17788

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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