USS Wheatear (AM-390)

USS Wheatear (AM-390)

USS Wheatear (AM-390) was an Auk-class minesweeper acquired by the United States Navy for the dangerous task of removing mines from minefields laid in the water to prevent ships from passing.

Wheatear was named after the Wheatear, a small northern bird related to the stonechat and whinchat.

Wheatear was laid down on 29 May 1944 at Cleveland, Ohio, by the American Ship Building Company; launched on 21 April 1945; sponsored by Mrs. H. P. Isham; and commissioned on 3 October 1945, Lt. Comdr. George M. Estep, USNR, in command.

Read more about USS Wheatear (AM-390):  East Coast Operations, Return To East Coast Operations, Mediterranean Operations, Decommissioning

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USS Wheatear (AM-390) - Decommissioning
... On 17 November 1954, Wheatearwas decommissioned at Orange, Texas, and berthed with the Orange Group, Atlantic Reserve Fleet ...