Allied Warships

USS Raven (AM 55)

Minesweeper of the Raven class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAM 55 
Built byNorfolk Navy Yard (Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Sep 1938 
Laid down28 Jun 1939 
Launched24 Aug 1940 
Commissioned11 Nov 1940 
End service31 May 1946 

Decommissioned on 31 May 1946 and place in reserve at San Diego, California
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1967
Sunk as a target in 1967 off southern California.


Commands listed for USS Raven (AM 55)

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1Lt.Cdr. Joe Warren Stryker, USN11 Nov 1940late 1941
2Francis Smith Kirk, USNlate 194119 May 1942
3Charles Guequierre Rucker, USN19 May 194223 Jan 1943
4Lt.(jg) James L. Davenport, USNR23 Jan 19436 Oct 1943
5John Francis Madden, USNR6 Oct 1943Aug 1945
6Lt. Henry Walter Bull, Jr., USNRAug 194517 Jan 1946

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Notable events involving Raven include:

6 Dec 1943
USS Raven picks up 16 survivors from the American tanker Touchet that was torpedoed and sunk on 3 December 1943 by German U-boat U-193 in the Gulf of Mexico in position 25°50'N, 86°30'W.

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