USS Peregrine (AM-373)

USS Peregrine (AM-373)

USS Peregrine (AM-373) was an Auk-class minesweeper built for the United States Navy for the dangerous task of removing mines from minefields laid in the water to prevent ships from passing. She was named after the peregrine, a swift and powerful falcon.

Peregrine was laid down by the Savannah Machine and Foundry Co., Savannah, Georgia, 24 October 1944; launched 17 February 1945; sponsored by Mrs. Ethel K. Adams; and commissioned 27 September 1945, Comdr. Carl R. Cunningham, Jr. in command.

Read more about USS Peregrine (AM-373):  East Coast Operations, Reclassification To Type AG, Arctic Operations, Decommissioning

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USS Peregrine (AM-373) - Decommissioning
... Peregrine decommissioned 31 January 1969 ... She was struck from the Navy List on 1 February 1969 ...