USS Defense (AM 317)
Minesweeper of the Auk class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||General Engineering and Dry Dock Co. (Alameda, California, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||2 Oct 1942|
|Launched||18 Feb 1943|
|Commissioned||10 Jan 1944|
|End service||15 Apr 1955|
Laid down as HMS Amity (BAM 4) but retained by the USN
Commands listed for USS Defense (AM 317)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Gordon Abbott, USNR||10 Jan 1944||> Apr 45|
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