Allied Warships

USS Vital (AM 129)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAM 129 
Built byGulf Shipbuilding Corp. (Chickasaw, Alabama, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Apr 1941 
Laid down1 Jan 1942 
Launched7 Sep 1942 
Commissioned15 Aug 1943 
End service 

Completed 18 May 1943
Transferred to Great Britain, renamed HMS Strenuous (J 338)
Returned to the United States Government 10 December 1946
She resumed her former classification, AM-129, but not her former name. She was carried on the Naval Vessel Register as Strenuous (AM-129)
She was declared surplus on 23 April 1947 and sold by the State Department's Foreign Liquidation Commission to foreign purchaser. She served in the merchant service until she was broken up for scrap in Germany in July 1956.


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