|USS Avenge (AMc-66)|
|Laid down:||8 May 1941|
|Launched:||14 February 1942|
|In service:||2 April 1942|
|Out of service:||14 December 1945|
|Struck:||8 January 1946|
|Fate:||sold to United Fisheries|
|Draught:||8½' (mean) (f.)|
|Armament:||two .50 cal. machine guns|
Bulwark was laid down on 8 May 1941 at South Bristol, Maine, by the Bristol Yacht Building Co.; renamed Avenge on 17 May 1941; launched on 14 February 1942; sponsored by Mrs. William A. Parker; and placed in service at Boston, Massachusetts, on 2 April 1942.
World War II service[edit | edit source]
Following fitting out at Boston, Avenge sailed for Hampton Roads, Virginia, and arrived at Yorktown, Virginia, on 23 April for training at the Mine Warfare School. Upon completion of the training, Avenge reported to the 6th Naval District, Charleston, South Carolina, for duty.
Avenge served at Charleston for the duration of her career.
Post-war deactivation[edit | edit source]
On 14 December 1945, Avenge was placed out of service and laid up in the Wando River. Her name was struck from the Navy list on 8 January 1946, and the ship was turned over to the Maritime Commission for disposal on 8 August. Avenge was subsequently sold to the United Fisheries Co., Gloucester, Massachusetts.
References[edit | edit source]
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
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- Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
- NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive - Avenge (AMc 66) - ex-Bulwark
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