From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


A bird noted for its colorful tail feathers.

(AM-46: dp. 840, 1. 187'10"; b. 35'5", dr. 8'l0"; s. 14 k; cpl. 85; a. 2 3"; cl. Lapwing)

The third Peacock was laid down 31 August 1918 by Staten Island SB Co., Staten Island, N.Y.; launched 8 April 1919; sponsored by Miss A.M. Danner, and commissioned 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 Hindonger off Cartegena Harbor, Colombia and sank. She was struck from the Naval Vessel Register 22 April 1941.