Allied Warships

USS Toucan (AM 387)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAuk 
PennantAM 387 
Built byAmerican Shipbuilding Co. (Lorain, Ohio, U.S.A.) 
Ordered3 Aug 1943 
Laid down16 Feb 1944 
Launched15 Sep 1944 
Commissioned25 Nov 1944 
End service1 May 1957 
History

Placed out of commission, in reserve 1 July 1946 at San Diego, California
Recommissioned 27 October 1950
Redesignated Fleet Minesweeper (Steel-hulled) MSF-387 on 7 February 1955
Decommissioned 1 May 1957 and assigned to the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
Withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet 27 May 1964 for conversion
Transferred to Taiwan 22 December 1964 and redesignated PCE-45
Sunk by Chinese Warships 6 August 1965.

 

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1Lt.Cdr Stephen Henry Squibb, USNR25 Nov 19445 Nov 1945 (1)

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