Allied Warships

USS Superior (AM 311)

Minesweeper of the Admirable class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAM 311 
Built byAssociated Shipbuilders (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered2 May 1942 
Laid down18 Feb 1944 
Launched11 May 1944 
Commissioned1 Nov 1944 
End serviceFeb 1947 

Decommissioned in February 1947 at Orange, Texas.
Struck from the Naval Register 1 July 1972 and sold for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Superior (AM 311)

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1Norman Robert Hanson, USNR1 Nov 1944

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Notable events involving Superior include:

3 Jan 1945
Having her working up period completed USS Superior left San Pedro for Pearl Harbor on 3 January 1945. She arrived at Pearl Harbor on the 13th.

19 Jan 1945
USS Superior left Pearl Harbor on 19 January 1945. She was bound for Eniwetok serving as convoy escort en route. Later she returned to Pearl Harbor and again sailed to Eniwetok as convoy escort.

9 Apr 1945
While on patrol duty of Okinawa USS Superior was almost hit by a Japanese Kamikaze. The plane ditched into the water only some 20ft from the ship.

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