Allied Warships

USS Competent (AM 316)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAM 316 
Built byGeneral Engineering and Dry Dock Co. (Alameda, California, U.S.A.) 
Laid down19 Aug 1942 
Launched30 Jan 1943 
Commissioned10 Nov 1943 
End service15 Apr 1955 

Laid down as HMS Amelia (BAM 3) but retained for use by the USN being assigned the name Competent and reclassified AM-316 on 23 January 1943
Placed out of commission, in reserve 30 January 1947
Recommissioned 29 February 1952 at Long Beach, California
Decommissioned 15 April 1955
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
Reclassified a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel-hulled) MSF-316 on 7 February 1955
Sold to Mexico in September 1972 and renamed Ponciano Arriaga.

USS Competent was awarded five battle stars, combat action ribbon, China service medal and the Asia occupation medal in World War II.


Commands listed for USS Competent (AM 316)

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1David Donald Long, Jr., USNR10 Nov 194324 Jun 1944
2Archibald Samuel Furtwangler, Jr., USNR24 Jun 194410 Nov 1945

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