Allied Warships

USS Wheatear (AM 390)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAuk 
PennantAM 390 
Built byAmerican Shipbuilding Co. (Lorain, Ohio, U.S.A.) 
Ordered3 Aug 1943 
Laid down29 May 1944 
Launched21 Apr 1945 
Commissioned3 Oct 1945 
End service17 Nov 1954 
History

Decommissioned 17 November 1954 at Orange, Texas
Reclassified as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull) MSF-390 on 7 February 1955
Struck from the Naval Register 1 July 1972
Sold for scrap 20 December 1973 to the Southern Scrap Material Co., Ltd., New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

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1Lt.Cdr George M. Estep, USNR3 Oct 1945??? (1)

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