Allied Warships

USS Motive (AM 102)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAM 102 
Built byGeneral Engineering and Dry Dock Co. (Alameda, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Apr 1941 
Laid down14 Apr 1942 
Launched17 Aug 1942 
Commissioned17 Apr 1943 
End service15 Jun 1946 

Decommissioned 15 June 1946 at San Diego, Calfornia
Struck from the Naval Register 1 December 1966
Sunk as a target in 1968.


Commands listed for USS Motive (AM 102)

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1Lt.Cdr. Joseph George Enzensperger, Jr., USNR17 Apr 194318 Sep 1943 (1)
2George William Lundgren, USNR18 Sep 194325 Oct 1944
3Vincent L. Hollister, USNR25 Oct 1944Jun 1945
4Charles Henry Romig, USNRJun 1945Sep 1945

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Notable events involving Motive include:

15 Dec 1944
USS Archerfish (Cdr. J.F. Enright, USN) ended her 5th war patrol at Guam. She was escorted in by USS Motive.

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