Allied Warships

USS Chief (AM 315)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAM 315 
Built byGeneral Engineering and Dry Dock Co. (Alameda, California, U.S.A.) 
Laid down25 Jul 1942 
Launched5 Jan 1943 
Commissioned9 Oct 1943 
End service1 Nov 1954 

Laid down as HMS Alice (BAM 2) but retained by the USN an renamed and reclassified Chief (AM-315) on 23 January 1943
Placed out of commission, in reserve 17 March 1947 at San Francisco, California
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Pedro Group
Recommissioned 28 February 1952 at Long Beach, California
Placed out of commission, in reserve 1 November 1954
Redesignated a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel-hulled) MSF-315 on 7 February 1955
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
Sold to Mexico, (date unknown) and renamed Jesus Gonzalez Ortega (C-83)
Struck from the Naval Register 1 July 1972.


Commands listed for USS Chief (AM 315)

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1Lt. Cmdr. John McKay Wyckoff, USNR9 Oct 194328 Aug 1944
2Andrew Winslow, 2nd, USNR28 Aug 194430 Aug 1945

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