Allied Warships

USS Falcon (ASR 2)

Minesweeper of the Lapwing class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantASR 2 
ModSubmarine rescue vessel 
Built byGas Engine and Power Co. and C.L. Seabury Co. (Morris Heights, New York, U.S.A.) 
Laid down14 Nov 1917 
Launched7 Sep 1918 
Commissioned12 Nov 1918 
End service18 Jun 1946 

Completed as minesweeper
Reclassified as submarine rescue vessel ASR-2 on 12 September 1929
Decommissioned on 18 June 1946
Sold on 12 March 1947


Commands listed for USS Falcon (ASR 2)

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1Lt. George Kenneth Mackenzie, Jr., USN5 May 1941mid 1942
2John Lee Hunter, USNmid 194210 Oct 1944
3John Wilbur Thompson, USN10 Oct 19449 Sep 1945

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Notable events involving Falcon include:

5 Jun 1944
HMS L 27 (Lt. J.N. Elliott, RN) conducted exercises off New London, Connecticut with the submarine rescue vessel USS Falcon (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Hunter, USN). (1)

Media links

The Terrible Hours

Maas, Peter

Back from the Deep

LaVO, Carl


  1. ADM 199/1830

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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