From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships


To array for battle; to fortify.


(AM - 434: dp. 620; l. 172'; b. 36' dr. 10'; s. 16 k.; cpl. 74; a. 1 40 mm.; cf. Agile)


The second Embattle (AM-434) was launched 27 August 1953 by Colberg Boat Works, Stockton, Calif.; 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.

Since commissioning Embattle has served with Mine Forces, Pacific Fleet, engaged in type training and exercises along the west coast from her home port of Long Beach. From May to November 1956, and from November 1958 to May 1959, she cruised to the Far East for exercises with the 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 west coast, training and maintaining her readiness at the traditionally high Navy level.


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