USS Peacock (AM-46)


USS Peacock (AM-46)
United States
Namesake: Male Indian peafowl (peacock)
Builder: Staten Island Shipbuilding Co., Staten Island, New York City
Laid down: 31 August 1918
Launched: 8 April 1919
Sponsored by: Miss A.M. Danner
Commissioned: 27 December 1919
Decommissioned: 14 February 1920
Stricken: 22 April 1941
Fate: Sunk after collision, 24 August 1940
General characteristics
Class and type: Lapwing-class minesweeper
Displacement: 840 long tons (853 t)
Length: 187 ft 10 in (57.25 m)
Beam: 35 ft 5 in (10.80 m)
Draft: 8 ft 10 in (2.69 m)
Speed: 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Complement: 85 officers and enlisted
Armament: 2 × 3"/50 caliber guns

USS Peacock (AM-46) was a Lapwing-class minesweeper built for the United States Navy during World War I.

Peacock was laid down on 31 August 1918 by Staten Island Shipbuilding Company of Staten Island, New York; launched on 8 April 1919; sponsored by Miss A.M. Danner; and commissioned on 27 December 1919; Lt. John Danner in command.

After fitting out, Peacock remained at her berth at the New York Navy Yard until decommissioned 14 February 1920 and loaned to the Shipping Board on the same date. Converted to a salvage tug, Peacock served under charter to the Shipping Board and various commercial activities until 24 August 1940 when she collided with the Norwegian merchantman SS Hindanger off Cartagena, Colombia, and sank. She was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 22 April 1941.


External links

  • Photo gallery of Peacock at NavSource Naval History