Allied Warships

USS Redwing (ARS 4)

Minesweeper of the Lapwing class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantARS 4 
ModSalvage vessel 
Built byBaltimore Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Co. (Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.) 
Laid down6 Aug 1918 
Launched7 Jun 1919 
Commissioned17 Oct 1919 
Lost29 Jun 1943 
Loss position37° 19'N, 9° 56'E

Completed as minesweeper
Decommissioned on 14 April 1922
Transferred to the United States Coast Guard on 24 May 1924 and placed in commission as USCGC Redwing (WAT 48) on 11 October 1924
Returned to the USN on 29 August 1941 and Converted to a Rescue and Salvage Ship
Recommissioned USS Redwing (ARS-4) on 28 October 1941

USS Redwing (Lt. M.C. Sibitzky) is sunk on 29 June 1943 by an underwater exposion (most likely a mine) north-east of Bizerte, Tunisia in position 37º19'N, 09º56'E


Commands listed for USS Redwing (ARS 4)

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1Lt. Edmonson Ernest Coil, USN28 Oct 1941mid 42 ?
2Lt. Martin Conrad Sibitzky, USNmid 42 ?29 Jun 1943

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