Allied Warships

USS Sheldrake (AM 62)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAM 62 
Built byGeneral Engineering and Dry Dock Co. (Alameda, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered5 Nov 1940 
Laid down24 Jun 1941 
Launched12 Feb 1942 
Commissioned14 Oct 1942 
End service1 Aug 1968 

Decommissioned 31 May 1946 at San Diego, California
Recommissioned, 14 April 1952 and converted to an Oceanographic Survey Ship (AGS-19) at New York
Struck from the Naval Register 30 June 1968
Decommissioned 1 August 1968 at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Sold for scrapping 2 November 1971 to Flynn Learner of Honolulu, Hawaii.
Resold and converted to a barge.


Commands listed for USS Sheldrake (AM 62)

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1Warren Franklin Porter, USN14 Oct 194229 Jun 1943
2Arthur Charles Friend, USNR29 Jun 19438 Aug 1943
3Robert Greene Nichols, USN8 Aug 19435 Nov 1943
4Joseph B. Neiser, USNR5 Nov 194331 Mar 1944
5Lt. Thomas William Cross, USNR31 Mar 19448 Jan 1945
6Burt E. Taylor, Jr., USNR8 Jan 194531 May 1946

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Notable events involving Sheldrake include:

12 Dec 1943
USS Balao (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Cole, USN) made a short stop at Tulagi for fuel. She was escorted in and out by USS Sheldrake.

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