Allied Warships

USS Heed (AM 100)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAuk 
PennantAM 100 
Built byGeneral Engineering and Dry Dock Co. (Alameda, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Apr 1941 
Laid down14 Feb 1942 
Launched19 Jun 1942 
Commissioned27 Feb 1943 
End service27 Jan 1954 
History

Decommissioned 15 January 1947 at San Diego, California
Recommissioned 5 March 1952
Decommissioned 27 January 1954 at Orange, Texas
Struck from the Naval Register 1 March 1967.

 

Commands listed for USS Heed (AM 100)

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CommanderFromTo
1John Joseph Lind, USN28 Feb 1943Apr 1943
2Ralph Baker Randolph, USNRApr 194329 Aug 1943
3Martin Louis Dickerson, USNR29 Aug 194321 Oct 1943
4Magruder Dent, Jr., USNR21 Oct 1943Dec 1944
5John Joseph Lind, USNDec 1944Jul 1945
6Robert Sherman Juhl, USNRJul 1945Sep 1945

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Notable events involving Heed include:


4 Sep 1944
USS Becuna (Cdr. H.D. Sturr, USN), USS Baya (Cdr. A.H. Holtz, USN) and USS Hawkbill (Cdr. F.W. Scanland, Jr., USN) arrived at Saipan. They were escorted in by USS Heed (Lt. M. Dent. Jr., USNR).

6 Sep 1944
USS Baya (Cdr. A.H. Holtz, USN) departed Saipan for her patrol area. She and USS Hawkbill (Cdr. F.W. Scanland, Jr., USN) and USS Becuna (Cdr. H.D. Sturr, USN) were escorted out by USS Heed (Lt. M. Dent. Jr., USNR).

6 Sep 1944
USS Becuna (Cdr. H.D. Sturr, USN), USS Baya (Cdr. A.H. Holtz, USN) and USS Hawkbill (Cdr. F.W. Scanland, Jr., USN) departed Saipan for their patrol area. They were escorted out by USS Heed (Lt. M. Dent. Jr., USNR).


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