Thursday, May 2, 2019
USS Grebe (AM-43)-- Part 2: Pacific Cruises and Destroyed By a Hurricane
On January 24, 1942, the Grebe towed a fuel oil barge to Palmyra Island, then back to Honolulu where she remained until fall. On 30 September, the Grebe joined a convoy to Johnston Island and then towed two vessels to Canton Island.
On 6 December 1942, the Grebe grounded while trying to float the SS Thomas A. Edison at Vuata Vatoa Island in the Fiji Islands. Salvage efforts were broken up by a hurricane which destroyed both ships on 1-2 January 1943.
I am unable to find out any information on the Grebe's shipwreck or the SS Thomas A. Edison.