Allied Warships

USS Speed (AM 116)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAuk 
PennantAM 116 
Built byAmerican Shipbuilding Co. (Lorain, Ohio, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Apr 1941 
Laid down17 Nov 1941 
Launched18 Apr 1942 
Commissioned15 Oct 1942 
End service7 Jun 1946 
History

Decommissioned 7 June 1946
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego, California
Reclassified a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel-hulled) MSF-116 on 7 February 1955
Transferred to South Korea in November 1967 and renamed Sunchon (PCE-1002).

 

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