Allied Warships

USS Symbol (AM 123)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAuk 
PennantAM 123 
Built bySavannah Machinery and Foundry Co. (Savannah, Georgia, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Apr 1941 
Laid down18 Nov 1941 
Launched2 Jul 1942 
Commissioned10 Dec 1942 
End service27 Jul 1956 
History

Decommissioned 31 May 1946 at San Diego, California
Recommissioned, 28 October 1950
Placed out of commission, in reserve 27 July 1956
Struck from the Naval Register 1 July 1972 and transferred to Mexico renamed Guillermo Prieto (G 02).
Scuttled in October 2000 near Cancun, Mexico as an artificial reef/dive-object, she now lies in approximately 90 feet of water.

 

Commands listed for USS Symbol (AM 123)

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CommanderFromTo
1Robert Copeland Brown, USNR10 Dec 19428 Jun 1943
2Richard Lagreze, USNR8 Jun 194323 Feb 1945
3Eldred Donald Caldwell, USNR23 Feb 194510 Apr 1946

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