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USCGC Jonquil (WLB 330)
ex-USCGC Jonquil (WAGL 330)
ex-USS Bastion (ACM 6)
ex-USAMP Colonel Henry J. Hunt


Bastion served the US Army, Navy and Coast Guard

Chimo Class Auxiliary Minelayer:

  • Laid down in 1941 for the U.S. Army Coast Artillery Corps, Mine Planter Service as USAMP Colonel Henry J. Hunt by the Marietta Manufacturing Co., Point Pleasant, WV
  • Launched in 1942
  • Transferred to the Navy 4 January 1945 and converted to an Auxiliary Minelayer
  • Commissioned USS Bastion (ACM 6), 9 April 1945
  • Decommissioned 18 June 1946 and transferred to the Coast Guard the same day
  • Commissioned USCGC Jonquil (WAGL 330), 29 August 1946
  • Reclassified WLB-330 in 1965
  • Decommissioned 15 December 1969
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,300 t.
  • Length 188' 2"
  • Beam 37'
  • Draft 12' 6"
  • Speed 12.5 kts.
  • Complement 69
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount, and four 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two Combustion Engineering header type boilers, two 1,200shp Skinner Unaflow reciprocating engines, no reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Bastion 69k c. 1947
    USCGC Jonquil (WAGL 330)
    Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Earl David Fatkin, USNR9 April 1945 - 1 November 1945
    02LT James Paul Albertson, USN1 November 1945 - 22 November 1945
    03LT George Donald Harrelson, USN22 November 1945 - 18 June 1946
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    View the Bastion (ACM 6)
    DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
    View the Jonquil (WLB 330)
    at the Coast Guard History Website
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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