USS Bittern (AM 36)
Minesweeper of the Lapwing class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Alabama Drydock and Shipbuilding Co (Mobile, Alabama, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||12 Dec 1917|
|Launched||15 Feb 1919|
|Commissioned||28 May 1919|
|Lost||10 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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|1||Lt. Tillett Sharpe Daniel, USN||10 Aug 1939||24 Feb 1940|
|2||Lt. Lynn Chism Petross, USN||24 Feb 1940||1941 ?|
|3||Lt Thomas Glover Warfield, USN||1941 ?||10 Dec 1941|
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