Allied Warships

USS Ortolan (ASR 5)

Minesweeper of the Lapwing class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantASR 5 
ModSubmarine rescue vessel 
Built byStaten Island Shipbuilding Co. (New York, New York, U.S.A.) 
Laid down9 Jul 1918 
Launched30 Jan 1919 
Commissioned17 Sep 1919 
End service18 Mar 1947 

Completed as minesweeper
Decommissioned on 3 May 1922
Recommissioned on 11 July 1922
Reclassified as submarine rescue ship ASR-5 on 12 September 1929
Decommissioned on 18 March 1947
Stricken on 10 June 1947
Sold into merchantile service on 20 August 1947


Commands listed for USS Ortolan (ASR 5)

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1Lt. Lowell Thornton Stone, USN28 Apr 193831 Jul 1941
2Lt. Frank Devere Latta, USN31 Jul 19418 Apr 1942
3Ashley L. Holland, USN8 Apr 1942Dec 1943
4Ernest Maltby, USNDec 1943

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