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Token (MSF 126)

Call sign:
November - Bravo - November - Sierra

Auk Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 21 July 1941 by the Gulf Shipbuilding Corp., Chickasaw, AL
  • Launched 28 March 1942
  • Commissioned USS Token (AM 126), 31 December 1942
  • Decommissioned 6 January 1948 at Orange, TX
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists out of commission, in reserve as July 1947
  • Recommissioned 12 April 1951
  • Decommissioned 16 April 1954
  • Reclassified as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-126, 7 February 1955
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 December 1966
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 890 t.
  • Length 221' 2"
  • Beam 32'
  • Draft 10' 9"
  • Speed 18.1 kts.
  • Complement 105
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two 40mm gun mounts, two 20mm gun mounts, two depth charge tracks, and five depth charge projectors
  • Propulsion: Two 1,766shp General Motors 12-278 diesel engines, Farrel-Birmingham reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    346k Underway off the Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, 21 March 1943.
    National Archives photo 19-N-43395
    Mike Willmann
    Token 85k 1950s image, location unknown. Steve Childs
    Token 21k 16 February 1954
    Charleston Naval Shipyard
    U.S. Navy photo BS146523
    Ron Reeves

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR William Henry Harrison, USNR31 December 1942 - 27 August 1943
    02LT Richard Francis Hudson, Jr., USNR27 August 1943 - 5 May 1944
    03LT William Thomas Hunt, USNR5 May 1944
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody

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    Association of Minemen
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