USS Ardent (AM 340)
Minesweeper of the Auk class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||General Engineering and Dry Dock Co. (Alameda, California, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||20 Feb 1943|
|Launched||22 Jun 1943|
|Commissioned||25 May 1944|
|End service||30 Jan 1947|
Laid down as HMS Buffalo (BAM 8), retained by the USN and renamed Ardent and redesignated AM-340 on 24 May 1943
Commands listed for USS Ardent (AM 340)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Allan Davis Curtis, USNR||25 May 1944||12 Aug 1945|
|2||Robert Michael Simms, USNR||12 Aug 1945|
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Notable events involving Ardent include:
8 Nov 1944
Convoy PS 160T, made up of the following transports USS US Grant (AP 29, 9410 GRT, built 1907), USS Lynx (AK 100, 7176 GRT, built 1943), Duala (Norwegian, 1800 GRT, built 1938), Permanente (American, 9606 GRT, built 1902), Cape Cleare (American, 6711 GRT, built 1943) and the tanker Gulf Caribbean (American, 9299 GRT, built 1942) departed Pearl Harbour for San Francisco. The convoy was escorted by the frigate USS Rockford (M.C. McGuire, USCG) and the minesweeper USS Ardent (A.D. Curtis, USNR).
- Logbook USS Rockford for November 1944