Allied Warships

USS Tern (AM 31)

Minesweeper of the Lapwing class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassLapwing 
PennantAM 31 
Built byGas Engine and Power Co. (Morris Heights, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down7 Sep 1918 
Launched22 Mar 1919 
Commissioned17 May 1919 
End service23 Nov 1945 
History

Reclassified ocean tug AT-142 on 1 June 1942
Reclassified ocean tug old ATO-142 on 15 May 1944
Decommissioned on 23 November 1945
Stricken on 5 December 1945.

 

Commands listed for USS Tern (AM 31)

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CommanderFromTo
1Walton Barclay Pendleton, USNmid 1939Apr 1943
2Herbert James Perry, Jr., USNRApr 194320 Jan 1944
3William Earl Hummel, USN20 Jan 194412 Jun 1944
4George Francis Carey, USN12 Jun 194423 Nov 1945

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