Allied Warships

USS Gladiator (AM 319)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAM 319 
Built byGeneral Engineering and Dry Dock Co. (Alameda, California, U.S.A.) 
Laid down7 Jan 1943 
Launched1 May 1943 
Commissioned23 Feb 1944 
End service15 Mar 1955 

Laid down as HMS Blaze (BAM 6) but retianed by the USN.
Decommissioned 4 October 1946 at San Diego, California
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
Recommissioned 29 February 1952 at Long Beach, California
Reclassified a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel-hulled) (MSF-319) 7 February 1955
Decommissioned 15 March 1955 at Long Beach, California
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Long Beach Group
Struck from the Naval Register 1 July 1972
Sold to Mexico 19 September 1972 and renamed Santos Degollado (G 07).


Commands listed for USS Gladiator (AM 319)

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1Lt.Cdr. Robert William Costello, USNR23 Feb 1944Nov 1945

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