USS Staff (AM 114)
Minesweeper of the Auk class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||American Shipbuilding Co. (Lorain, Ohio, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||1 Apr 1941|
|Laid down||28 Nov 1941|
|Launched||17 Jun 1942|
|Commissioned||11 Nov 1942|
Placed in commission, in reserve on 14 February 1946
Commands listed for USS Staff (AM 114)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||Ralph Thomas McDaniel, USNR||11 Nov 1942||23 Nov 1943|
|2||Joseph Henry Napier, USNR||23 Nov 1943||13 Jan 1945|
|3||Lt. William Arthur Upton, USNR||13 Jan 1945||6 Nov 1945|
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Notable events involving Staff include:
8 Apr 1945
USS Billfish (Lt.Cdr. L.C. Farley, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Staff (Lt. W.A. Upton, USNR), USS Florikan (Lt. D. Hima, USN), USS PGM-21 (Lt. L. Gardiner, USNR) and USS Torsk (Cdr. B.E. Lewellen, USN).
9 Apr 1945
During 9/10 April 1945, USS Dragonet (T/Capt. J.H. Lewis, USN) and USS Spikefish (T/Lt.Cdr. R.R. Managhan, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR) and USS Staff (Lt. W.A. Upton, USNR). These included night exercises.