Allied Warships

USS Rail (AM 26)

Minesweeper of the Lapwing class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAM 26 
Built byPuget Sound Navy Yard (Bremerton, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Laid down15 Dec 1917 
Launched25 Apr 1918 
Commissioned5 Jun 1918 
End service29 Apr 1946 

Reclassified fleet tug AT-139 on 1 June 1942
Reclassified fleet tug old ATO-139 on 15 May 1944
Decommissioned and stricken on 29 April 1946


Commands listed for USS Rail (AM 26)

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1Francis Willes Beard, USNmid 1939early 1943
2Leslie Charles Oaks, USNearly 19435 Nov 1943
3Herbert Kineald Smith, USN5 Nov 1943Sep 1944
4Theodore Paul Pierce, USNRSep 1944Mar 1945
5Edward Douglas White, USNRMar 1945Jul 1945
6T/Lt. Orval Frank Allen, USN20 Jul 194529 Apr 1946

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