USS Osprey (AM 56)
Minesweeper of the Raven class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Norfolk Navy Yard (Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||1 Sep 1938|
|Laid down||28 Jun 1939|
|Launched||24 Aug 1940|
|Commissioned||16 Nov 1940|
|Lost||5 Jun 1944|
|Loss position||50° 12'N, 1° 20'W|
Sunk after striking a mine in the English Channel in position 50º12'N, 01º20'W while enroute to Normandy invasion beaches 6 of the crew were lost and the survivors are rescued by USS Chickadee which include Lieutenant Charles Henry Swimm, USNR.
Commands listed for USS Osprey (AM 56)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Cecil Llewellyn Blackwell, USN||16 Nov 1940||15 Jan 1943 (1)|
|2||Charles Henry Swimm, USNR||15 Jan 1943||5 Jun 1944|
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Notable events involving Osprey include:
23 Mar 1942
USS Osprey picks up a survivors from the American tanker Naeco with gunfire. The Neaco was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-124 about 65 nautical miles south-east of Cape Lookout, North Carolina in position 33°59'N, 76°40'W.