Allied Warships

USS Viking (ARS 1)

Minesweeper of the Lapwing class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantARS 1 
ModSalvage vessel 
Built byNew Jersey Drydock and Transportation Co. (Elizabethport, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Laid down18 Oct 1917 
Launched24 Aug 1918 
Commissioned12 Feb 1919 
End service 

Completed as minesweeper
Decommissioned on 5 May 1922 and transferred to the Coast and Geodetic Survey on 23 January 1923 being renamed USC&GS Guide on 1 March 1923
Returned to the USN on 27 June 1941 and converted to a salvage and rescue Vessel being renamed Viking (ARS-1)
Placed in service with a cicilian crew on 3 January 1942
Placed out-of-service and returned to the USN on 17 March 1953
Stricken on 19 April 1953
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 22 July 1953

Former nameUSS 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).

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