Allied Warships

USS Chewink (ASR 3)

Minesweeper of the Lapwing class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassLapwing 
PennantASR 3 
ModSubmarine rescue vessel 
Built byTodd Shipyard Corp. (New York, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down8 Jul 1918 
Launched21 Dec 1918 
Commissioned9 Apr 1919 
End service4 Feb 1947 
History

Completed as minesweeper
Reclassified submarine rescue vessel (ASR-3) on 12 September 1929
Decommissioned on 21 August 1933
Recommissioned on 12 November 1940
Decommissioned on 4 February 1947
Sunk as a target on 31 July 1947

 

Commands listed for USS Chewink (ASR 3)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Karl Raymond Wheland, USN12 Nov 19408 Jul 1942
2Eugene J. Frieh, USN8 Jul 1942Jul 1943
3George Waugh Albin, Jr., USNRJul 194322 Jan 1944
4John O. Cavanaugh, USN22 Jan 19448 May 1944
5William Peter Baron, USN8 May 1944Nov 1944
6Paul Clifford Cotrell, USNNov 1944

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