Allied Warships

USS Herald (AM 101)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAuk 
PennantAM 101 
Built byGeneral Engineering and Dry Dock Co. (Alameda, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Apr 1941 
Laid down14 Mar 1942 
Launched4 Jul 1942 
Commissioned23 Mar 1943 
End service15 Apr 1955 
History

Decommissioned 31 May 1946 at San Diego, California
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
Recommissioned 5 March 1952 at San Diego, California
Decommissioned 15 April 1955 at Green Cove Springs, Florida
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs
Struck from the Naval Register 1 July 1972
Sold to Mexico 1 February 1973 and renamed Mariano Matamoros.

 

Commands listed for USS Herald (AM 101)

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CommanderFromTo
1Dion Beauchamp Poupeney, USNR23 Mar 194314 Oct 1943
2Edward Paul Dietrich, USNR14 Oct 1943Jan 1945
3Bowman Simon Ellis, Jr., USNRJan 194510 May 1945
4Ray Ernest Oliver, USNR10 May 194520 Nov 1945

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