Allied Warships

USS Champion (AM 314)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAM 314 
Built byGeneral Engineering and Dry Dock Co. (Alameda, California, U.S.A.) 
Laid down6 Jul 1942 
Launched12 Dec 1942 
Commissioned8 Sep 1943 
End service30 Jan 1947 

Laid down as HMS Akbar (BAM 1), retained by the USN, renamed and reclassified Champion (AM 314) on 23 January 1943
Decommissioned and placed in reserve 30 January 1947 at San Diego, California
Reclassified a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel-hulled) MSF-314 on 7 February 1955
Struck from the Naval Register 1 July 1972.


Commands listed for USS Champion (AM 314)

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1James Henry Howard, Jr., USNR8 Sep 19438 May 1945
2Milton Albert Rusteen, USNR8 May 19458 Sep 1945

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