USS Gadwall (AM-362)
|Builder:||Willamette Iron and Steel Works|
|Laid down:||24 May 1943|
|Launched:||15 July 1943|
|Commissioned:||23 June 1945|
|Decommissioned:||14 June 1946|
|Reclassified:||MSF-362, 7 February 1955|
|Struck:||1 November 1966|
|Fate:||Sold for scrap, 10 April 1967|
|Class and type:||Admirable-class minesweeper|
|Length:||184 ft 6 in (56.24 m)|
|Beam:||33 ft (10 m)|
|Draft:||9 ft 9 in (2.97 m)|
|Speed:||14.8 knots (27.4 km/h)|
End-of-war Pacific Theatre activity
Gadwall departed Astoria, Oregon, 11 July 1945 for shakedown training out of San Pedro, California, followed by mine warfare exercises and amphibious maneuvers with fleet units off the California bases of Santa Barbara, San Diego, and Newport Beach.
Post-war inactivation and decommissioning
On 7 December 1945 she put to sea from San Diego for inactivation overhaul at New Orleans, Louisiana, until 11 April 1946. She then shifted to Orange, Texas, where she decommissioned 14 June 1946 and was assigned to the Texas Group, Atlantic Reserve Fleet.
She was reclassified MSF-362 on 7 February 1955 and she remained in reserve berthed at Orange, Texas, until struck from the Navy List 1 November 1966. Gadwall was stripped and designated for sale 10 April 1967.