Allied Warships

USS Vireo (AM 52)

Minesweeper of the Lapwing class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAM 52 
Built byPhiladelphia Navy Yard (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Laid down20 Nov 1918 
Launched26 May 1919 
Commissioned16 Oct 1919 
End service18 Apr 1946 

Reclassified fleet tug AT-144 on 1 June 1942
Reclassified fleet tug old ATO-144 on 15 May 1944
Decommissioned on 18 April 1946
Stricken on 8 May 1946


Commands listed for USS Vireo (AM 52)

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1Lt. Philip David Butler, USNearly 1939Nov 1939
2Richard Kent Margetts, USNNov 1939Dec 1939
3Clyde Mack Pugh, USNDec 1939Jan 1940
4Lt,Cdr. Frederick Joseph Islemann, USNJan 194018 Mar 1942
5Chief Boatswain James Claude Legg, USN18 Mar 19422 Nov 1942
6Charles Henry Stedman, USN2 Nov 1942Jul 1943
7Robert Wilson Ekberg, USNJul 194319 May 1944
8S. D. Northrop, USN19 May 19444 Oct 1944
9Melvin Edward Seymour, USNR4 Oct 194417 Sep 1945

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