USS Pigeon ASR-6

A bird of stout body; short legs; and smooth compact plumage

Lapwing Class Minesweeper: Laid down 15 June 1918 by the Baltimore Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Co., Baltimore, Maryland
Commissioned USS Pigeon (Minesweeper No. 47), 15 July 1919
Reclassified a Submarine Rescue Ship, ASR-6, 12 September 1929
Sunk 4 May 1942 by a Japanese dive bomber off Corregidor, Philippines.

  • Specifications:  Displacement 950 t.(lt)   Length 187' 10"   Beam  35' 6"    Draft 9' 9"  
  •  Speed 14 kts.     Complement 72

  • Armament: As built, [1] 11-pounder and [2] machine guns. WWII armament, [2] 3"/50 guns and [2] 20mm guns
  • Propulsion: [1] 1,400shp Harlan and Hollingsworth, vertical triple-expansion steam engine, [1] shaft.




  • She went agound 31 August  1939  -   Where???

    The 3rd PIGEON  ASR-21


    Music by TIM BARRON SM3 1968-70 USS Kawishiwi AO-146