- USS Change (AM-159)
USS "Change" (AM-159) was an "Admirable"-class minesweeper built for the
U.S. Navyduring World War II. She was built to clear minefields in offshore waters, and served the Navy in the Pacific Ocean.
She was launched
15 December 1942by Willamette Iron and Steel Works, Portland, Oregon; commissioned 28 February 1944, Lieutenant F. M. Linderman in command; and reported to the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
World War II Pacific Ocean operations
"Change" arrived at
Kwajalein 2 June 1944for convoyescort duty between Pearl Harbor, Kwajalein, Majuro, and Eniwetok. Providing essential services in guarding the enormous volume of men and cargo moved in rear areas to provide support for the frontline campaigns, Change based at Eniwetok from 15 September. Her operations took her to Guadalcanal, Manus, Ulithi, Guam, Iwo Jima, and Saipanbefore 5 August 1945, when she cleared for Seattle, Washington.
After overhaul, "Change" sailed to Pearl Harbor in November
1945, then cleared for the east coast. She was placed out of commission in reserve at New Orleans, Louisianaon 3 July 1946, and was reclassified MSF-159 on 7 February 1955. Date of removal from the Navy List is not shown in Navy records. She was scrapped in 1960.
List of United States Navy ships
* [http://www.navsource.org/archives/11/02159.htm NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive - Change (MSF 159) - ex-AM-159 - ex-AMc-136]
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