USS Creddock

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History
United States
Name: USS PCE-916
Builder: Willamette Iron and Steel Works
Laid down: 10 November 1943
Renamed: USS Creddock (AM-356)
Launched: 22 July 1944
Commissioned: 18 December 1945
Decommissioned: 26 March 1946
Reclassified: MSF-356, 7 February 1955
Fate: Transferred to Myanmar, 1967
History
Myanmar
Name: UMS Yan Gyi Aung (M42)
Acquired: 1967
Fate: in active service
Service record
Part of:
General characteristics
Class and type: PCE-905-class patrol craft
Class and type: Admirable-class minesweeper, September 1943
Displacement: 650 long tons (660 t)
Length: 184 ft 6 in (56.24 m)
Beam: 33 ft (10 m)
Draft: 9 ft 9 in (2.97 m)
Propulsion:
Speed: 15 knots (28 km/h)
Complement: 104
Armament:

USS Creddock (AM-356) was an Admirable-class minesweeper built for the United States Navy during World War II. The ship was ordered and laid down as PCE-905-class patrol craft USS PCE-916 but was renamed and reclassified before her July 1944 launch as Creddock (AM-356). Creddock was launched 22 July 1944 by Willamette Iron and Steel Works, Portland, Oregon; sponsored by Miss N. I. Schmidleys; and commissioned 18 December 1945, Lieutenant (junior grade) J. C. Elliott, USNR, in command. Creddock departed Astoria, Oregon, 6 January 1946 and arrived at San Diego, California, 4 days later. There she was placed out of commission in reserve 26 March 1946. Creddock was reclassified MSF-356 on 7 February 1955.

In 1967, Creddock was transferred to the Burmese Navy (later, the Myanmar Navy), where she is classed as a patrol corvette under the name UMS Yan Gyi Aung (M42); she is in active service.

References

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

External links

  • Photo gallery of Creddock at NavSource Naval History



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