USS Towhee (AM 388)
Minesweeper of the Auk class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||American Shipbuilding Co. (Lorain, Ohio, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||3 Aug 1943|
|Laid down||21 Mar 1944|
|Launched||6 Jan 1945|
|Commissioned||18 May 1945|
|End service||30 Apr 1969|
Decommissioned in March 1954 at Orange, Texas
Commands listed for USS Towhee (AM 388)
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|1||Lt. Howard L. Rich, Jr., USN||18 May 1945||??? (1)|
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Notable events involving Towhee include:
Was flagship for minesweeping operation between Sasebo, Japan and island of Tsu Shima involving 8 American and 8 Japanese minesweepers under command of an American Commodore. Based at Sasebo Feb., Mar., and April , 1946. Returned to U.S. (Charleston, SC Navy Yard) via Eniwetok, Pearl Harbor, and Panama Canal May 1946 under Capt. Henning. (2)
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