USS Oracle (AM 103)
Minesweeper of the Auk class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||General Engineering and Dry Dock Co. (Alameda, California, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||1 Apr 1941|
|Laid down||7 May 1942|
|Launched||30 Sep 1942|
|Commissioned||14 May 1943|
|End service||29 May 1946|
Decommissioned 29 May 1946 at San Diego, California
Commands listed for USS Oracle (AM 103)
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|1||William Henry Putnam, USNR||14 May 1943||7 Sep 1943|
|2||John Robert Fels, USNR||7 Sep 1943||10 Nov 1944|
|3||Donald Willard Deits, USNR||10 Nov 1944||19 Sep 1945|
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Notable events involving Oracle include:
23 Apr 1945
USS Bowfin (Cdr. A.K. Tyree, USN) departed from Guam for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters off Honshu and Hokkaido.
She was escorted out by USS Oracle (Lt.Cdr. D.W. Deits, USNR).
For daily and attack positions of USS Bowfin during this patrol see the map below.