From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


A game bird, smaller than the domestic hen, with mottled plumage; also known as "prairie hen" and "sage cock".

(AMc-12; dp. 200; 1. 80'; b. 25'; s. 11 k.)

The first Grouse (AMc-12), formerly New Bol, was launched in 1938 by Martinac Shipbuilding Co., Tacoma, Wash.; acquired in 1940; and commissioned 20 June 1941 at San Diego, Lt. (j.g.) Theodore L. Bergen in command.

After shakedown off San Diego, Grouse performed patrol and minesweeping duties in the 11th Naval District until she decommissioned 26 August 1944. Struck from the Navy List 23 September 1944, she was transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal 5 February 1945.