Allied Warships

USS Gayety (AM 239)

Minesweeper of the Admirable class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAdmirable 
PennantAM 239 
Built byWinslow Marine Railways & Ship Building Corp. (Winslow, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Aug 1943 
Laid down14 Nov 1943 
Launched19 Mar 1944 
Commissioned23 Sep 1944 
End service1 Mar 1954 
History

Decommissioned 1 March 1954
Transferred to South Vietnam 17 April 1962 and renamed Chi Lang II (HQ 08)
Escaped to the Philippines after the fall of South Vietnam
Renamed Magat Salamat (PS 19).

 

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1John Francis Rowe, USNR23 Sep 19446 Mar 1945
2Robert Bruce Harrell, USNR6 Mar 194522 Jul 1945
3Robert Henry Crowe, USNR22 Jul 194513 Nov 1945

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