USS Embattle (AM-434)
|Laid down:||14 November 1951|
|Launched:||27 August 1953|
|Commissioned:||16 November 1954|
|Struck:||15 May 1976|
|Homeport:||Long Beach, California|
|Fate:||scrapped, 11 January 1976|
|Length:||172 ft (52 m)|
|Beam:||36 ft (11 m)|
|Draught:||10 ft (3.0 m)|
|Speed:||18 knots flank, 15 sustained|
|Complement:||74 Enlisted, 6 Officers|
|Armament:||one 40 mm mount (later changed to one 20 mm mount, two .50 cal (12.7 mm) machine guns, two .30 cal (7.62 mm) machine guns|
The second ship to be named Embattle by the Navy, AM-434 was launched 27 August 1953 by Colberg Boat Works, Stockton, California; sponsored by Mrs. S. R. Towne; and commissioned 16 November 1954, Lieutenant E. C. Hill in command. She was reclassified MSO-434, 7 February 1955.
West Coast operations
From May to November 1956, and from November 1958 to May 1959, she cruised to the Far East for exercises with the U.S. 7th Fleet and called at various Japanese ports, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, and the Philippines.
From May 1959 through the end of 1960 Embattle cruised the U.S. West Coast, training and maintaining her readiness at the traditionally high Navy level.
Deployed to the Western Pacific in 1969, she remained active with the 7th Fleet until 2 May 1970 when she returned to the U.S. West Coast. Upon returning "Embattle" was designated a Reserve training ship homeported in Long Beach, CA.
Embattle was decommissioned in September 1972. She was struck from the Navy list on 15 May 1976, and was sold for scrapping on 11 January 1976.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.