Allied Warships

USS Finch (AM 9)

Minesweeper of the Lapwing class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAM 9 
Built byStandard Shipbuilding Co. (New York, New York, U.S.A.) 
Laid down22 Aug 1917 
Launched30 Mar 1918 
Commissioned10 Sep 1918 
Lost10 Apr 1942 
Loss position14° 22'N, 120° 35'E

USS Finch (Lt. Thurlow Weed Davison) was damaged by Japanese aircraft off Luzon, Phillippine Islands 9 April 1942.
Abandoned by her crew the next day and allowed to sink in position 14º22'N, 120º35'E.
She was salvaged by the Japanese and served in the Imperial Japanese Navy as IJN W 103, sunk off Indo-China on 12 January 1945 by American carrier aircraft.


Commands listed for USS Finch (AM 9)

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1Lt. Thurlow Weed Davison, USN9 Jul 193910 Apr 1942

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