WIDGEON MSC 208
Ship Name and Designation History
This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
Keel Laid May 3 1954 as AMS 208 - Launched October 15 1954
Reclassified as a Coastal Minesweeper MSC 208 February 7 1955
Placed out of service July 2 1973
Struck from the Navy Register July 2 1973
Scrapped in June 1974
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- Covers Page 1 (1962)
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USS WIDGEON earned six Campaign stars for her Vietnam service and a Meritorious Unit Commendation.
NAMESAKE - A fresh water duck.
Two Ships of the US Navy have been named WIDGEON - USS Widgeon ASR 1 and USS Widgeon MSC 208.
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