Allied Warships

USS Lance (AM 257)

Minesweeper of the Admirable class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAM 257 
Built byAmerican Shipbuilding Co. (Lorain, Ohio, U.S.A.) 
Ordered2 May 1942 
Laid down26 Oct 1942 
Launched10 Apr 1943 
Commissioned4 Nov 1943 
End service 

Transferred to the Republic of China 28 August 1945
Renamed Yung Sheng (AM 43)
Yung Sheng was decommissioned 1 July 1972.


Commands listed for USS Lance (AM 257)

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1Robert Reginald Forrester, Jr., USNR4 Nov 194312 Apr 1944
2Lt. Richard Carlton Condon, USNR12 Apr 194412 Apr 1945
3John Charles Ostrom, USNR12 Apr 194528 Aug 1945

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