USS Viking (ARS 1)
Minesweeper of the Lapwing class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||New Jersey Drydock and Transportation Co. (Elizabethport, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||18 Oct 1917|
|Launched||24 Aug 1918|
|Commissioned||12 Feb 1919|
Completed as minesweeper
|Former name||USS Flamingo (AM 32)|
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Notable events involving Viking include:
3 Nov 1944
USS Blenny (Cdr. W.H. Hazzard, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Tills (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Brooks, USNR), USS Hemminger (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Bodler, USNR), USS Viking, USS ATR-26 (Lt. J.H. Kelly, USN), USS Plaice (Cdr. C.B. Stevens, Jr., USN) and USS Spikefish (Cdr. N.J. Nicholas, USN).