Allied Warships

USS Shelter (AM 301)

Minesweeper of the Admirable class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAM 301 
Built byWinslow Marine Railways & Ship Building Corp. (Winslow, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered2 May 1942 
Laid down16 Aug 1943 
Launched14 Nov 1943 
Commissioned9 Jul 1944 
End service7 Jun 1946 

Decommissioned 7 June 1946 at Orange, Texas
Struck from the Naval Register 1 August 1963
Transferred to South Vietnam 24 January 1964 and renamed Chi Linh (HQ 11).


Commands listed for USS Shelter (AM 301)

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1Douglas Robert Giddings, USNR9 Jul 1944Feb 1945
2Samuel Donald LeTourneau, USNRFeb 1945Jul 1945
3James Wilson Lancaster, USNRJul 1945Nov 1945

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