Allied Warships

USS Bittern (AM 36)

Minesweeper of the Lapwing class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAM 36 
Built byAlabama Drydock and Shipbuilding Co (Mobile, Alabama, U.S.A.) 
Laid down12 Dec 1917 
Launched15 Feb 1919 
Commissioned28 May 1919 
Lost10 Dec 1941 

Badly damaged on 10 December 1941 during an air raid on Cavite Navy Yard while undergoing repairs. Although not hit, Bittern (Lt Thomas Glover Warfield) suffered extensive damage from fire, near misses, and flying debris from USS Sea Lion (i) (SS 195) moored alongside. Too badly damaged for repair, the minesweeper was scuttled in Manila Bay after her crew had transferred to USS Quail (AM-15).


Commands listed for USS Bittern (AM 36)

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1Lt. Tillett Sharpe Daniel, USN10 Aug 193924 Feb 1940
2Lt. Lynn Chism Petross, USN24 Feb 19401941 ?
3Lt Thomas Glover Warfield, USN1941 ?10 Dec 1941

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