USS Crow (AMc-20)

USS Crow (AMc-20) was a Crow-class coastal minesweeper acquired by the U.S. Navy for the dangerous task of removing mines from minefields laid in the water to prevent ships from passing.

United States
Ordered: as Jardan
Laid down: 1935
Launched: not known
In service: 4 February 1941
Out of service: 23 August 1943
Struck: 8 April 1944
Fate: sunk during training session
General characteristics
Displacement: 195 tons
Length: 83 ft 2 in (25.35 m)
Beam: 20 ft 11 in (6.38 m)
Draught: 5 ft (1.5 m)
Installed power: 300 HP
Speed: 10 knots (19 km/h)
Complement: 11
Armament: one .30 cal machine gun

World War II service

The first ship to be named Crow by the Navy, she was in service attached to the 13th Naval District from 4 February 1941 to 23 August 1943 when she was sunk in Puget Sound by accident while acting as target towing ship for torpedo planes undergoing training.


Crow was struck from the Navy List on 8 April 1944.


This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

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