USS Rhea (AMc-58)
|Launched:||9 August 1941|
|Acquired:||31 December 1940|
|In service:||15 October 1941|
|Out of service:||22 January 1946|
|Struck:||7 February 1946|
|Length:||98 ft 6 in (30.02 m)|
|Beam:||24 ft (7.3 m)|
|Draught:||11 ft (3.4 m)|
|Armament:||two .50 cal. machine guns|
The first ship to be named Rhea by the Navy, AMc-58 was laid down as a wooden purse-seiner, Hull No. 250, by the Martinolich Shipbuilding Co.; purchased on the ways by the Navy 31 December 1940 and designated AMc-58; named Rhea, 5 March 1941; launched 9 August 1941; sponsored by Miss Marjorie Strong; and placed in service 15 October 1941.
World War II service
Fitted out at San Diego, California, Rhea, equipped with acoustical, magnetic, and "O"-type gear, remained on the U.S. West Coast, at San Francisco, California, until she sailed west in early March 1942 to assume duties in the 14th Naval District. Arriving at Pearl Harbor 11 March, she operated in Hawaiian waters until she returned to San Diego after the end of World War II.