Allied Warships

USS Pioneer (AM 105)

Minesweeper of the Auk class


USS Pioneer in 1943

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAuk 
PennantAM 105 
Built byPennsylvania Shipyards Inc. (Beaumont, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Apr 1941 
Laid down30 Oct 1941 
Launched26 Jul 1942 
Commissioned27 Feb 1943 
End service8 Jul 1946 
History

Decommissioned 8 July 1946 at San Diego, California
Struck from the Naval Register 1 July 1972
Sold to Mexico 19 September 1972 and renamed Leandro Valle (C 70)

 

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Notable events involving Pioneer include:


26 Nov 1943
Rescued 606 survivors from the merchant ship Rohna, which was sunk in the Mediterranean on this date. The Rohna was sunk by a guided missile launched from a German aircraft, with over 1,000 men lost. (1)

Media links


Allied Secret: The Sinking of Hmt Rohna

Jackson, Carlton


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(EUR 25.16)


The Rohna Disaster

Bennett, James Gordon


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($ 31.83)

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(£ 23.00)

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(EUR 29.66)


Forgotten Tragedy

Jackson, Carlton


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($ 50.67)

Sources

  1. Personal communication

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