USS Embattle (AM-226)
|Name:||USS Embattle (AM-226)|
|Builder:||American Ship Building Company, Lorain, Ohio|
|Laid down:||6 April 1944|
|Launched:||17 September 1944|
|Commissioned:||25 April 1945|
|Decommissioned:||29 May 1946|
|Fate:||Transferred to the Republic of China, 29 May 1946|
|Name:||Yung Hsing (A 7)|
|Acquired:||29 May 1946|
|Class and type:||Admirable-class minesweeper|
|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)|
|Speed:||15 knots (28 km/h)|
|Awards:||1 Battle star|
USS Embattle (AM-226) was an Admirable-class minesweeper built for the United States Navy during World War II. She earned two battle stars in service in the Pacific during World War II. In May 1946, she was turned over to the Republic of China for service with the Chinese Maritime Customs Service as Yung Hsing. Her fate is unreported in secondary sources.
Embattle sailed from Cleveland, Ohio, 30 April 1945 via the St. Lawrence Waterway and after voyage repairs at Boston, Massachusetts, and shakedown exercises at Norfolk, Virginia, was en route to the Pacific when the war ended. After calling at San Pedro, California, she continued to Okinawa, arriving 6 November to aid in the postwar minesweeping operations there and in Japanese waters.
Reporting to Subic Bay, Philippine Islands, 21 March 1946, she was demilitarized and departed for Shanghai, China. She was decommissioned there 29 May 1946, and turned over on the same day to the Chinese Maritime Commission via the Foreign Liquidation Commission of the State Department. She was renamed Yung Hsing (A 7). Her fate is unknown.
Embattle received one battle star for World War II service.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive - Embattle (AM 226)