Allied Warships

USS Density (AM 218)

Minesweeper of the Admirable class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAM 218 
Built byTampa Shipbuilding Co. Inc. (Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.) 
Ordered14 Mar 1942 
Laid down21 Mar 1943 
Launched6 Feb 1944 
Commissioned15 Jun 1944 
End service3 Mar 1947 

Status changed to in commission, in reserve on 14 May 1946 at the Reserve Fleet, Orange, Texas
Decommissioned 3 March 1947 at Orange, Texas
Sold in February 1955 to be used as a Greek cargo ship, renamed, Manoula
Sold again in September 1964 to a Texas Consortium for use as an offshore radio station and renamed M/V Galaxy
The British offshore radio station she housed was named Radio London 266 metres mw AKA (Wonderful Big 'L'). This station was based on the famous KLIF Dallas and jingles were by PAMS of Dallas. This was the most successful ship-bourne station of the 1960's and she was well-loved and cared for by here then keepers. Sold for scrap in 1970
Sunk in the shipyard of Howaldswerke-Deutsche Werft, Kiel, Germany
Raised in August 1986 and scrapped.


Commands listed for USS Density (AM 218)

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1Russell Edwin Forrester, Jr., USNR15 Jun 19448 Dec 1945

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