Allied Warships

USS Grebe (AM 43)

Minesweeper of the Lapwing class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassLapwing 
PennantAM 43 
Built byStaten Island Steam Boat Co. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 1918 
Launched17 Dec 1918 
Commissioned1 May 1919 
Lost2 Jan 1943 
History

Reclassified fleet tug, AT-134 on 1 June 1942

On 6 December 1942 USS Grebe grounded while attempting to float SS Thomas A. Edison at Vuanta Vatoa, Fiji Islands. Salvage operations were broken up by a hurricane that destroyed both ships during the night of 1-2 January 1943.

 

Commands listed for USS Grebe (AM 43)

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CommanderFromTo
1Ellsworth Dudley McEathron, USN16 Jun 1939May 1942
2Harold Stanley Bogan, USNMay 1942Sep 1942
3William Lewis Sloan, USNSep 1942Oct 1942
4Charles McMaster Lewis, USNOct 19426 Dec 1942

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