USS Partridge (AM 16)
Minesweeper of the Lapwing class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Chester Shipbuilding Co. (Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||14 May 1918|
|Launched||15 Oct 1918|
|Commissioned||17 Jun 1919|
|Lost||11 Jun 1944|
|Loss position||49° 30'N, 0° 50'E|
The American minesweeper USS Partridge (AM 16) lost on 11 Jun 1944 in position 49° 30'N, 0° 50'E.
Reclassified ocean tug AT-138 on 1 June 1942
Torpedoed by German motor torpedo boats off Normandy in position 49º30'N, 00º50'E at 0200 hours on 11 June 1944, she sank some 35 minutes later.
At this website (offsite link, .pdf file) some side scan sonar data of the wreck can be found.
Commands listed for USS Partridge (AM 16)
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|1||Samuel Emmer Kenney, USN||30 Jun 1939||14 Jan 1943|
|2||Rodney Frederick Snipes, USN||14 Jan 1943||6 Jan 1944|
|3||Adnah Neyhart Caldin, USN||6 Jan 1944||10 Jun 1944|
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