To array for battle; to fortify.
(AM-226: dp. 530; l. 184'6"; b. 33'; dr. 9'9"; s. 15 k.; cpl. 104; a. 1 3"; cl. Admirable)
The first Embattle (AM-226) was launched 17 September 1944 by American Shipbuilding Co., Lorain, Ohio; and commissioned 25 April 1945, Lieutenant P. A. Dulaney, USNR, in command.
Embattle sailed from Cleveland 30 April 1945 via the St. Lawrence Waterway and after voyage repairs at Boston and shakedown exercises at Norfolk, was en route to the Pacific when the war ended. After calling at San Pedro, Calif., she continued to Okinawa, arriving 6 November to aid in the postwar minesweeping operations there and in Japanese waters. Reporting to Subic Bay, P.I., 21 March 1946, she was demilitarized and departed for Shanghai, China. She was decommissioned there 29 May 1946, and turned over on the same day to the Chinese Maritime Commission via the Foreign Liquidation Commission of the State Department.
Embattle received one battle star for World War II service.