Allied Warships

USS Mainstay (AM 261)

Minesweeper of the Admirable class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAdmirable 
PennantAM 261 
Built byAmerican Shipbuilding Co. (Lorain, Ohio, U.S.A.) 
Ordered2 May 1942 
Laid down10 Apr 1943 
Launched31 Jul 1943 
Commissioned21 Apr 1944 
End service21 Sep 1954 
History

Decommissioned 6 November 1946 at Bremerton, Washington
Placed in service 28 November 1947
Placed out of service 16 April 1948
Recommissioned 1 March 1949
Decommissioned 10 January 1950 at Yokosuka, Japan
Recommissioned 12 December 1950
Decommissioned 21 September 1954 at Long Beach, California and entered the Pacific Reserve Fleet San Diego, California
Struck from the Naval Register 1 December 1959
Sold for scrap 8 August 1960 to National Metal and Steel Corp.

 

Commands listed for USS Mainstay (AM 261)

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1Henry Boyle Clark, Jr., USNR21 Apr 19449 Dec 1945

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