Allied Warships

USS Oracle (AM 103)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAM 103 
Built byGeneral Engineering and Dry Dock Co. (Alameda, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Apr 1941 
Laid down7 May 1942 
Launched30 Sep 1942 
Commissioned14 May 1943 
End service29 May 1946 

Decommissioned 29 May 1946 at San Diego, California
Struck from the Naval Register 1 December 1966
Sunk as a target in 1967.


Commands listed for USS Oracle (AM 103)

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1William Henry Putnam, USNR14 May 19437 Sep 1943
2John Robert Fels, USNR7 Sep 194310 Nov 1944
3Lt.Cdr. Donald W. Deits, USNR10 Nov 194419 Sep 1945

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Notable events involving Oracle include:

23 Apr 1945
USS Bowfin (Cdr. A.K. Tyree, USN) departed from Guam for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters off Honshu and Hokkaido.

She was escorted out by USS Oracle (Lt.Cdr. D.W. Deits, USNR).

For daily and attack positions of USS Bowfin during this patrol see the map below.

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