USS Macaw (ASR 11)
Submarine rescue vessel of the Chanticleer class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Type||Submarine rescue vessel|
|Built by||Moore Shipbuilding and Dry Dock, Co. (Oakland, California, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||30 Dec 1940|
|Laid down||15 Oct 1941|
|Launched||12 Jul 1942|
|Commissioned||12 Jul 1943|
|Lost||12 Feb 1944|
USS Macaw (Lt.Cdr. P.W. Burton) ran aground on 16 January 1944 in the Midway Channel. Salvage attempts failed and on 12 February 1944 she slipped off the reef and sank.
During the sinking on 12 Feb Lt.Cdr. Burton and 4 of his crew died.
Commands listed for USS Macaw (ASR 11)
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|1||T/Lt.Cdr. Paul Willits Burton, USN||12 Jul 1943||12 Feb 1944 (+) (1)|
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