Allied Warships

USS Usage (AM 130)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAM 130 
Built byGulf Shipbuilding Corp. (Chickasaw, Alabama, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Apr 1941 
Laid down1 Jan 1942 
Launched4 Oct 1942 
Commissioned7 Jun 1943 
End service 

Usage was transferred to the United Kingdom under lend-lease on 7 June 1943
She served with the Royal Navy as Tourmaline (J 339)
She was returned to United States custody in January 1947, struck from the Navy list and transferred to the Foreign Liquidation Commission for disposition. Sold to Turkey, she served with the Turkish Navy under the name Cardak until 1974.


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