Allied Warships

USS Auk (AM 57)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

USS Auk on 6 May 1942

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAM 57 
Built byNorfolk Navy Yard (Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Ordered12 Jun 1940 
Laid down15 Apr 1941 
Launched26 Aug 1941 
Commissioned15 Jan 1942 
End service15 Jul 1946 

Decommissioned, 15 July 1946 at San Diego, California
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 August 1956.


Commands listed for USS Auk (AM 57)

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1Lt.Cdr. George Washington Allen, USN15 Jan 194210 Sep 1942
2William David Ryan, USNR10 Sep 1942Feb 1943
3Charles Guequierre Rucker, USNFeb 194311 Mar 1943
4Joseph Oliver Schwartz, USNR11 Mar 194310 Oct 1943
5Lt. Daisy Louis Brantley, USNR10 Oct 19434 Nov 1944
6George G. Warren, USNR4 Nov 19441 May 1945
7John Ulysses Nixon, USNR1 May 1945late 1945

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