Raven-class minesweeper

The Raven class was a class of two World War II-era U.S. Navy minesweepers. They were succeeded by the Auk class which were based on the Ravens.

USS Osprey in 1941
Class overview
Name: Raven class
Builders: Norfolk Navy Yard
Operators:  United States Navy
Preceded by: Lapwing class
Succeeded by: Auk class
In commission: 11 November 1940 - 31 May 1946
Completed: 2
Lost: 1
Retired: 1
General characteristics
Type: Minesweeper
Length: 220 ft 6 in (67.21 m)
Beam: 32 ft 2 in (9.80 m)
Draft: 9 ft 4 in (2.84 m)
Speed: 18 knots (33 km/h)
Complement: 105 officers and men


Ship name Hull number Date removed from Naval Vessel Register Fate
USS Raven[1] AM-55 1 May 1967 Sunk as a target off the coast of southern California, 1967
USS Osprey[2] AM-56 22 August 1944 Struck a mine and sank, 5 June 1944


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