Allied Warships

USS Ortolan (ASR 5)

Minesweeper of the Lapwing class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassLapwing 
PennantASR 5 
ModSubmarine rescue vessel 
Built byStaten Island Shipbuilding Co. (New York, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down9 Jul 1918 
Launched30 Jan 1919 
Commissioned17 Sep 1919 
End service18 Mar 1947 
History

Completed as minesweeper
Decommissioned on 3 May 1922
Recommissioned on 11 July 1922
Reclassified as submarine rescue ship ASR-5 on 12 September 1929
Decommissioned on 18 March 1947
Stricken on 10 June 1947
Sold into merchantile service on 20 August 1947

 

Commands listed for USS Ortolan (ASR 5)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lowell Thornton Stone, USN28 Apr 1938mid 1941
2Lt. Frank Devere Latta, USNmid 19418 Apr 1942
3Ashley L. Holland, USN8 Apr 1942Dec 1943
4Ernest Maltby, USNDec 1943

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