Allied Warships

USS Zeal (AM 131)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAM 131 
Built byGulf Shipbuilding Corp. (Chickasaw, Alabama, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Apr 1941 
Laid down12 Jan 1942 
Launched15 Sep 1942 
Commissioned9 Jul 1943 
End service6 Jul 1956 

Decommissioned 4 June 1946 at San Diego, California
Recommissioned 19 December 1951
Reclassified Fleet Minesweeper (Steel-hulled) MSF-131 on 5 February 1955
Decommissioned 6 July 1956
Struck from the Naval Register 1 December 1966
Sunk as a target 9 January 1967.


Commands listed for USS Zeal (AM 131)

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1Lt.Cdr. Herbert Melvin Jones, USN9 Jul 194319 Jan 1944 (1)
2Lt.Cdr. Ernest W. Woodhouse, USNR19 Jan 194413 Aug 1945
3Lt.Cdr. Stanley Augustus Brand, USNR13 Aug 1945Oct 1945

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