WIDGEON ASR 1

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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Lapwing Class Minesweeper
    Keel Laid October 8 1917 - Launched May 5 1918

  1. USS WIDGEON Minesweeper No. 22
    Commissioned July 27 1918

  2. USS WIDGEON AM-22
    Designated (AM) July 17 1920
    Decommissioned April 15 1922
    Recommissioned March 5 1923 (With Salvage Capability)

  3. USS WIDGEON ASR-1
    Reclassified Submarine Rescue Ship (ASR) June 22 1936
    Decommissioned February 5 1947

    Struck from Naval Register December 23 1947
    Sold to the Basalt Rock Co. of Napa, CA for scrap

 

Naval Covers

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  1. Widgeon Covers Page 1    (1928-41)

 

Postmarks

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Killer Bar Text

Date From
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Date To
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Cover Image



2nd Commissioning March 5 1923 to February 5 1947


 

Locy Type
3 (BC-BTT)

"PEARL HARBOR /
HAWAII"

1934-10-12

GregCiesielski Widgeon AM22 19341012 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Widgeon AM22 19341012 1 Front.jpg

As AM-22
Columbus Day, cachet by C. Wright Richell.


 

Locy Type
3 (BC-BTT)

"PEARL HARBOR /
HAWAII"

1938-05-30

GregCiesielski Widgeon ASR1 19380530 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Widgeon ASR1 19380530 1 Front.jpg

As ASR-1
Memorial Day, cachet by William F. Schlechter.


 

Locy Type
3 (BC-BTT)

"HONOLULU /
OAHU T.H."

1940-05-30

Widgeonpm.jpg
Widgeon.jpg

As ASR-1
Memorial Day, cachet by C. Wright Richell.


 

Locy Type
3 (BC-BTT)

"PEARL HARBOR /
OAHU T.H."

1941-02-26

JonBurdett widgeon asr1 19410226 pm.jpg
JonBurdett widgeon asr1 19410226.jpg

As ASR-1
Dated with line dater


 

Locy Type
3s (AC)

"PEARL HARBOR /
HAWAII"

1931-04-10

JonBurdett widgeon am22 19310410 pm.jpg
JonBurdett widgeon am22 19310410.jpg

As AM-22
Add-on cachet by Bruce D. Liddell.


 

Locy Type
3s (AC)

"PEARL HARBOR /
HAWAII"

1932-07-28

GregCiesielski Widgeon AM22 19320708 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Widgeon AM22 19320708 1 Front.jpg

As AM-22


 

Locy Type
9

c1931

JonBurdett widgeon am22 1931 pm.jpg
JonBurdett widgeon am22 1931.jpg

As AM-22


 

Locy Type
9v

1928-04

JonBurdett widgeon am22 192804 pm.jpg
JonBurdett widgeon am22 192804.jpg

As AM-22

 

Other Information

WIDGEON earned 1 Battle Star for WWII service

WIDGEON ASR-1 was at Pearl Harbor December 7 1941 at The Pearl Harbor Submarine Base

NAMESAKE - A type of freshwater duck

 


 

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