Allied Warships

USS Pigeon (ASR 6)

Minesweeper of the Lapwing class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassLapwing 
PennantASR 6 
ModSubmarine rescue vessel 
Built byBaltimore Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Co. (Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down15 Jun 1918 
Launched29 Jan 1919 
Commissioned15 Jul 1919 
Lost4 May 1942 
History

Completed as minesweeper
Decommisisoned on 25 April 1922
Recommissioned on 13 October 1923
Reclassified as submarine rescue ship ASR-6 on 12 September 1929

USS Pigeon (Lt.Cdr. Frank Alfred Davis, USN) was sunk by a Japanese dive bomber off Corregidor, Philippines on 4 May 1942

 

Commands listed for USS Pigeon (ASR 6)

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CommanderFromTo
1Warren Bell Sampson, USN14 Aug 19372 Oct 1939
2George Joseph King, USN2 Oct 193912 Feb 1940
3Richard Ellington Hawes, USN12 Feb 19405 Jan 1942
4Lt.Cdr. Frank Alfred Davis, USN5 Jan 19424 May 1942

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