Allied Warships

USS Starling (AM 64)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAM 64 
Built byGeneral Engineering and Dry Dock Co. (Alameda, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered5 Nov 1940 
Laid down1 Jul 1941 
Launched11 Apr 1942 
Commissioned21 Dec 1942 
End service15 May 1946 

Decommissioned 15 May 1946 at San Diego, California
Struck from the Naval Register 1 July 1972
Sold to the government of Mexico 16 February 1973 being renamed Valentin Gomez Farias (G 11).


Commands listed for USS Starling (AM 64)

Please note that we're still working on this section
and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.

1T/Cdr. Ellsworth Dudley McEathron, USN21 Dec 194224 May 1943
2Lt. Ronald Carl Biles, USNR24 May 194322 Jul 1944
3Lt. Marshall D. Duffield, USNR22 Jul 194428 Jun 1945
4Lt. Richard Bassett, USNR28 Jun 194513 Nov 1945

You can help improve our commands section
Click here to Submit events/comments/updates for this vessel.
Please use this if you spot mistakes or want to improve this ships page.

Return to the Allied Warships section