Allied Warships

USS Waxwing (AM 389)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAM 389 
Built byAmerican Shipbuilding Co. (Lorain, Ohio, U.S.A.) 
Ordered3 Aug 1943 
Laid down24 May 1944 
Launched10 Mar 1945 
Commissioned6 Aug 1945 
End service1 May 1957 

Decommissioned, 12 May 1947 at San Francisco, California
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
Recommissioned 19 March 1952 at San Diego, California
Reclassified a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel-hulled) (MSF-389) on 7 February 1955
Decommissioned 1 May 1957 at Astoria, Oregon
Transferred to Taiwan 14 October 1965, renamed Chu Yang (PCE-67) and later reclassified as PCE-867
Chu Yang decommissioned from Taiwanese Navy and struck from the Naval Register 16 February 1998.


Commands listed for USS Waxwing (AM 389)

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1John Francis Rowe, USNR6 Aug 194528 Nov 1945 (1)

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