Allied Warships

USS Inaugural (AM 242)

Minesweeper of the Admirable class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAdmirable 
PennantAM 242 
Built byWinslow Marine Railways & Ship Building Corp. (Winslow, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered14 Mar 1942 
Laid down22 May 1944 
Launched1 Oct 1944 
Commissioned30 Dec 1944 
End service9 Sep 1946 
History

Decommissioned, 9 September 1946 at Galveston, Texas
Assigned to the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Orange Group
Struck from the Naval Register 1 March 1967
Museum hulk at St. Louis 1968
Sunk by river flooding 1 September 1993.
Resting upside down in the Mississippi River, St. Louis MO.
The hulk is tied up to the dock nearly under the MacAurther railroad Bridge.

 

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1John Henry Pace, USNR30 Dec 1944

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