USS Crow (AMc-20)

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History
United States
Ordered: as Jardan
Laid down: 1935
Launched: not known
In service: 4 February 1941
Out of service: 23 August 1943
Struck: 8 April 1944
Fate: sunk during training session
General characteristics
Displacement: 195 tons
Length: 83 ft 2 in (25.35 m)
Beam: 20 ft 11 in (6.38 m)
Draught: 5 ft (1.5 m)
Installed power: 300 HP
Speed: 10 knots (19 km/h)
Complement: 11
Armament: one .30 cal machine gun

USS Crow (AMc-20) was a Crow-class coastal minesweeper acquired by the U.S. Navy for the dangerous task of removing mines from minefields laid in the water to prevent ships from passing.

World War II service[edit]

The first ship to be named Crow by the Navy, she was in service attached to the 13th Naval District from 4 February 1941 to 23 August 1943 when she was sunk in Puget Sound by accident while acting as target towing ship for torpedo planes undergoing training.

Deactivation[edit]

Crow was struck from the Navy List on 8 April 1944.

References[edit]

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

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