Allied Warships

USS Defense (AM 317)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAuk 
PennantAM 317 
Built byGeneral Engineering and Dry Dock Co. (Alameda, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down2 Oct 1942 
Launched18 Feb 1943 
Commissioned10 Jan 1944 
End service15 Apr 1955 
History

Laid down as HMS Amity (BAM 4) but retained by the USN
Placed out of commission, in reserve 31 May 1946 at San Diego, California
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
Recommissioned 10 February 1952 at Long Beach, California
Reclassified Fleet Minesweeper (Steel-hulled) MSF-317 on 7 February 1955
Placed out of commission, in reserve 15 April 1955 at Long Beach, California
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
Sold to Mexico and renamed Manuel Doblado (C-73).

 

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1Lt.Cdr. Gordon Abbott, USNR10 Jan 1944> Apr 45

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