Allied Warships

USS Force (AM 99)

Minesweeper of the Adroit class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAdroit 
PennantAM 99 
Built byPenn-Jersey Shipbuilding Co. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Apr 1941 
Laid down19 Nov 1941 
Launched7 Sep 1942 
Commissioned16 Jun 1943 
End service21 Jun 1945 
History

Reclassified as patrol craft PC-1603 on 1 June 1944

On 26 May 1945 PC-1603 was struck by two Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Kimmu Wan, Okinawa. On 21 June 1945 PC-1603 was decommissioned. Her hulk was ordered destroyed on 24 October 1945.

 

Commands listed for USS Force (AM 99)

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CommanderFromTo
1Thomas Tobias Scudder, USNR16 Jun 1943early 1944
2Paul Francis McLaughlin, USNRearly 1944mid 1944
3Loren Wilson Snoyer, USNRmid 194426 Dec 1944
4Adam H Romeiser, USNR26 Dec 1944

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