USS Rail (AM 26)
Minesweeper of the Lapwing class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Puget Sound Navy Yard (Bremerton, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||15 Dec 1917|
|Launched||25 Apr 1918|
|Commissioned||5 Jun 1918|
|End service||29 Apr 1946|
Reclassified fleet tug AT-139 on 1 June 1942
Commands listed for USS Rail (AM 26)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||Francis Willes Beard, USN||mid 1939||early 1943|
|2||Leslie Charles Oaks, USN||early 1943||5 Nov 1943|
|3||Herbert Kineald Smith, USN||5 Nov 1943||Sep 1944|
|4||Theodore Paul Pierce, USNR||Sep 1944||Mar 1945|
|5||Edward Douglas White, USNR||Mar 1945||Jul 1945|
|6||T/Lt. Orval Frank Allen, USN||20 Jul 1945||29 Apr 1946|
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