USS ENDURANCE (MSO-435)
The second Endurance (AM-435) was launched 8
August 1952 by J. M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corp., Tacoma,
Wash.; sponsored by Miss Gerry A. Borovich; and commissioned 19 May 1954,
Lieutenant L. E. Martin in command. She was reclassified MSO-435 on 7 February
On 21 April 1954, Endurance arrived at Long
Beach, Calif., her home port, and began training operations along the southern coast of California. In July 1955 she made a good
will cruise to Acapulco, Mexico, returning to local duty on exercises, drills, and operations with ships of other types. Endurance made her
first cruise to the Far East between
August 1957 and February 1958, during
which she exercised with ships of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense
Force and the navy of the Republic of China.
Her second tour of duty in the Far
East, from January through July 1960, included minesweeping exercises at Okinawa, and another period of assistance to the Chinese navy in developing
their modern mine warfare techniques.
Arriving at Long Beach on 19 July, the
remainder of the year was given to
operations and ship overhaul.
[Note: The above USS ENDURANCE (MSO-435) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS ENDURANCE (MSO-435), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]