Allied Warships

USS Gavia (AM 363)

Minesweeper of the Admirable class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAM 363 
Built byWillamette Iron and Steel Corp. (Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.) 
Ordered26 Jun 1943 
Laid down8 Jul 1943 
Launched18 Sep 1943 
Commissioned23 Jul 1945 
End service29 May 1946 

Demilitarized at Subic Bay 19 March 1946
Decommissioned 29 May 1946 at Shanghai, China and turned over to the State Department for transfer to the Chinese Maritime Customs and renamed Yung Chun (AM 52)
Struck from the Naval Register 19 July 1946
Yung Chun was decommissioned on 1 July 1962.


Commands listed for USS Gavia (AM 363)

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1Lt.Cdr. Kenneth Paul Billhardt, USNR23 Jul 1945

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