Allied Warships

USS Velocity (AM 128)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAuk 
PennantAM 128 
Built byGulf Shipbuilding Corp. (Chickasaw, Alabama, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Apr 1941 
Laid down21 Jul 1941 
Launched15 Apr 1942 
Commissioned4 Apr 1943 
End service7 Oct 1946 
History

Decommissioned 7 October 1946
Reclassified Fleet Minesweeper (Steel-hulled) (MSF 128)on 7 February 1955
Struck from the Naval Register 1 July 1972 and sold to the Mexican Government and renamed Ignacio L. Vallarta (G 14).

 

Commands listed for USS Velocity (AM 128)

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1Joseph Louis Bull, Jr., USNR4 Apr 19434 Jun 1943
2John Samuel Chambers, USNR4 Jun 19433 Jun 1944
3George James Buyse, USNR3 Jun 19447 Oct 1945

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