From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


Bombard means to assail vigorously, as with artillery.

(AM-151: dp. 530; l. 184'6"; b. 33'; dr. 10'; s. 15 k.; cpl. 104; a. 1 3"; cl. Admirable)

Bombard (AMc-128) was reclassified AM-151, 21 February 1942, launched 23 February 1943 by Tampa Shipbuilding Co., Inc., Tampa, Fla., sponsored by Mrs. Vivian Broadwater; and commissioned 31 May 1944, Lieutenant D. M. Elder, USNR, in command.

On 29 August 1944 Bombard arrived at Tutuila, Samoa, where she conducted anti-submarine patrols until 2 September when she departed for Pearl Harbor and San Francisco. She reached San Francisco 22 September and ten days later got underway for Alaska. She carried out patrol and minesweeping duties in Alaskan waters until decommissioned and transferred to the U. S. S. R., 18 July 1845 under Lend-Lease. Bombard remains in Russian hands. She was reclassified MSF-151, 7 February 1955. [Transcriber's Note: Bombard was known as T-526 in the Soviet Navy and is reputed to have been scrapped in the USSR in 1956.]