Allied Warships

USS Lapwing (AVP 1)

Minesweeper of the Lapwing class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassLapwing 
PennantAVP 1 
ModSeaplane tender 
Built byTodd Shipyard Co. (New York, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down25 Oct 1917 
Launched14 Mar 1918 
Commissioned12 Jun 1918 
End service29 Nov 1945 
History

Completed as minesweeper
Decommissioned on 11 April 1922
Recommissioned on 1 September 1932 and converted to a small seaplane tender and reclassified AVP-1

Decommissioned on 29 November 1945
Sold on 19 August 1946

 

Commands listed for USS Lapwing (AVP 1)

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CommanderFromTo
1John Golden Foster, Jr., USN18 Jun 1938early 1941
2Harry Ray Horney, USNearly 194110 Sep 1941
3Daniel Crosby Goodman, USN10 Sep 194117 Dec 1942
4William L. Brantley, USN17 Dec 194215 Mar 1943
5Douglas Francis Peak, USN15 Mar 1943Jul 1944
6Lloyd G. Seaver, USNRJul 194411 May 1945
7Fred Charles Groh, USNR11 May 194523 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Lapwing include:


21 Feb 1942
USS Lapwing picks up 53 survivors from the American merchant Delplata that was torpedoed and heavy damaged the previous day by German U-boat U-156 some 60 miles west of Martinique in position 14°55'N, 62°10'W. After it was determined that the Delplata could not be salvaged she was sunk by gunfire from the Lapwing.

8 Sep 1944
USS Blenny (Cdr. W.H. Hazzard, USN) conducted exercises off Key West together with USS Lapwing (Lt.(jg) L.G. Seaver, USNR).

10 Sep 1944
USS Blenny (Cdr. W.H. Hazzard, USN) conducted exercises off Key West together with USS Lapwing (Lt.(jg) L.G. Seaver, USNR).


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