Allied Warships

USS Speed (AM 116)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAM 116 
Built byAmerican Shipbuilding Co. (Lorain, Ohio, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Apr 1941 
Laid down17 Nov 1941 
Launched18 Apr 1942 
Commissioned15 Oct 1942 
End service7 Jun 1946 

Decommissioned 7 June 1946
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego, California
Reclassified a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel-hulled) MSF-116 on 7 February 1955
Transferred to South Korea in November 1967 and renamed Sunchon (PCE-1002).


Commands listed for USS Speed (AM 116)

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1Ernest Louis Posey, USNR15 Oct 194225 Jan 1943
2Herbert Augustus Peterson, USNR25 Jan 19434 Sep 1943
3Lt. Raymond Charles Dryer, USNR4 Sep 19431 Sep 1945

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