Allied Warships

USS Prowess (AM 280)

Minesweeper of the Admirable class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAM 280 
Built byGulf Shipbuilding Corp. (Chickasaw, Alabama, U.S.A.) 
Ordered2 May 1942 
Laid down15 Sep 1943 
Launched17 Feb 1944 
Commissioned27 Sep 1944 
End serviceFeb 1962 

Decommissioned in December 1945 and placed in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet
Recommissioned at an unknown date
Decommissioned in February 1962
Reclassified as Miscellaneous Auxiliary IX-305 on 1 March 1966
Transferred to South Vietnam 4 June 1970 and renamed Ha Hoi (HQ 13)
Struck from the Naval Register in 1970.


Commands listed for USS Prowess (AM 280)

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1Joseph William Meiere, USNR27 Sep 1944Jul 1945

2Russell Edgar Hinds, USNRAug 1945Oct 1945

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