Allied Warships

USS Vigilance (AM 324)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAM 324 
Built byAssociated Shipbuilders (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Laid down28 Nov 1942 
Launched5 Apr 1943 
Commissioned28 Feb 1944 
End service30 Jan 1947 

Laid down for the Royal Navy as HMS Exploit (BAM 24), retained by the USN and renamed Vigilance (AM 324) on 23 January 1943
Decommissioned 30 January 1947
Placed in reserve, 16 April 1947
Reclassified a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel-hulled) MSF-324 on 7 February 1955
Struck from the Naval Register 1 December 1966
Transferred to the Philippines, 19 August 1967 and renamed Quezon (PS 70).


Commands listed for USS Vigilance (AM 324)

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1William C. Hayes, USNR28 Feb 194422 Apr 1945
2Jackson Leonard Morton, USNR22 Apr 194529 Apr 1946

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