From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


A voyage or journey touching at a series of ports.

AM - 215: dp. 530 l. 184'6" b. 33'

dr. 9'9" s. 15 k. cpl. 104 a. 1 x 3"

cl. Admirable

Cruise (AM-215) was launched 21 March 1943 by Tampa Shipbuilding Co., Inc., Tampa, Fla.; completed by Charleston Navy Yard; and commissioned 21 September 1945, Lieutenant S. F. Luce, USNR, in command.

Cruise visited New York between 19 December 1945 and 5 January 1946, then sailed by way of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; the Canal Zone; and Salina Cruz, Mexico, for San Pedro, Calif., arriving 3 February. Originally destined for Pearl Harbor, she was ordered back to the east coast, sailing 20 March and arriving at Galveston, Tex., 22 April. Sailing on to Philadelphia, Cruise was placed out of commission in reserve there 5 September 1946. She was reclassified MSF-215 on 7 February 1955.

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Date: 24 Oct 1998