Allied Warships

USS Macaw (ASR 11)

Submarine rescue vessel of the Chanticleer class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine rescue vessel
PennantASR 11 
Built byMoore Shipbuilding and Dry Dock, Co. (Oakland, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered30 Dec 1940 
Laid down15 Oct 1941 
Launched12 Jul 1942 
Commissioned12 Jul 1943 
Lost12 Feb 1944 

USS Macaw (Lt.Cdr. P.W. Burton) ran aground on 16 January 1944 in the Midway Channel. Salvage attempts failed and on 12 February 1944 she slipped off the reef and sank.

During the sinking on 12 Feb Lt.Cdr. Burton and 4 of his crew died.


Commands listed for USS Macaw (ASR 11)

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1T/Lt.Cdr. Paul Willits Burton, USN12 Jul 194312 Feb 1944 (+) (1)

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