Allied Warships

USS Prime (AM 279)

Minesweeper of the Admirable class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAdmirable 
PennantAM 279 
Built byGulf Shipbuilding Corp. (Chickasaw, Alabama, U.S.A.) 
Ordered2 May 1942 
Laid down15 Sep 1943 
Launched22 Jan 1944 
Commissioned12 Sep 1944 
End service29 May 1946 
History

Decommissioned and sold to China 29 May 1946 at Shanghai, China
Renamed Yung Feng (MMC 50)
Yung Feng was decommissioned on 1 May 1973.

 

Commands listed for USS Prime (AM 279)

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CommanderFromTo
1Edward Patrick O'Callahan, USNR12 Sep 194425 Apr 1945
2William Edward Sheppard, USNR25 Apr 194529 Jun 1945
3Rudolph Zemker Smith, USNR29 Jun 194527 Dec 1945

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