Allied Warships

USS Widgeon (ASR 1)

Minesweeper of the Lapwing class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantASR 1 
ModSubmarine rescue vessel 
Built bySun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Laid down8 Oct 1917 
Launched5 May 1918 
Commissioned27 Jul 1918 
End service5 Feb 1947 

Completed as minesweeper
Decommissioned on 15 April 1922
Recommissioned on 5 March 1923
Redesignated a submarine rescue vessel ASR-1 on 22 June 1936
Decommissioned on 5 February 1947
Stricken on 23 December 1947
Sold to be broken up for scrap


Commands listed for USS Widgeon (ASR 1)

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1Lt. James Edward Stevens, USN27 Apr 193915 Aug 1941
2Cdr. John Patrick Dix, USN15 Aug 19414 Apr 1942
3George W Meyer, USN4 Apr 194216 Aug 1943
4Clifford W. Engler, USN16 Aug 194312 Jun 1945
5Arthur F. Hamby, USN12 Jun 1945

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Notable events involving Widgeon include:

16 Aug 1944
USS Baya (Cdr. A.H. Holtz, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Widgeon (Lt. C.W. Engler, USN) and USS ATR-80 (Lt. J.P. Debrule, USNR).

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