Any of various gallinaceous birds, such as the ruffed grouse or bob-white quail, found in North America.
(YMS437: dp. 350; l. 136; b. 246; dr. 61; s. 12 k.; cpl. 50; a. 1 3, 2 20mm, cl. YMS186)
The second Partridge was laid down as YMS437 on 3 October 1944 by J. M. Martinac Corp., Tacoma, Wash.; launched 22 April 1945; and commissioned 25 July 1945, Lt. (j.g.) Gilbert Q. McKinley, USNR, in command.
Upon fitting out, YMS437 reported to the Pacific Fleet for duty on 16 August. Assigned to the First Fleet, YMS437 conducted operations in the Hawaiian Islands area and along the West Coast. She was reclassified and named Partridge (AMS31) 18 February 1947. In late 1951, Partridge joined the U.S. forces in Korea. Ordered to assist in clearing Wonsan Harbor of mines, the little minesweeper struck a mine and sank 2 February 1951. She was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 27 February.