USS Peacock (AM-46)
|Namesake:||Male Indian peafowl (peacock)|
|Builder:||Staten Island Shipbuilding Co., Staten Island, New York City|
|Laid down:||31 August 1918|
|Launched:||8 April 1919|
|Sponsored by:||Miss A.M. Danner|
|Commissioned:||27 December 1919|
|Decommissioned:||14 February 1920|
|Struck:||22 April 1941|
|Fate:||Sunk after collision, 24 August 1940|
|Class and type:||Lapwing-class minesweeper|
|Displacement:||840 long tons (853 t)|
|Length:||187 ft 10 in (57.25 m)|
|Beam:||35 ft 5 in (10.80 m)|
|Draft:||8 ft 10 in (2.69 m)|
|Speed:||14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)|
|Complement:||85 officers and enlisted|
|Armament:||2 × 3"/50 caliber guns|
Peacock was laid down on 31 August 1918 by Staten Island Shipbuilding Company of Staten Island, New York; launched on 8 April 1919; sponsored by Miss A.M. Danner; and commissioned on 27 December 1919; Lt. John Danner in command.
After fitting out, Peacock remained at her berth at the New York Navy Yard until decommissioned 14 February 1920 and loaned to the Shipping Board on the same date. Converted to a salvage tug, Peacock served under charter to the Shipping Board and various commercial activities until 24 August 1940 when she collided with the Norwegian merchantman SS Hindanger off Cartagena, Colombia, and sank. She was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 22 April 1941.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Photo gallery of Peacock at NavSource Naval History
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