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Peril

 

Danger or exposure to risk.

 

(AM–272: dp. 945 (f.); l. 184’6”; b. 33’; dr. 9’9”; s. 15 k.; cpl. 104; a. 1 3”, 2 40mm., 6 20mm., 2 dct., 2 dcp., 1 dcp. (hh.); cl. Admirable)

 

Peril (AM–272) was laid down 1 February 1943 by the Gulf Shipbuilding Co., Chickasaw, Ala.; launched 25 July 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Morris Sorbet; and commissioned 20 April 1944, Lt. Donald W. Phillips in command.

 

Peril departed Boston, Mass., 5 February 1945, for Philadelphia, Pa., where she underwent overhaul 8 to 27 February. Upon completion of overhaul she proceeded via the Panama Canal; San Diego, Cal.; Seattle, Wash.; and Kodiak, Alaska, to Cold Bay, Alaska, where she moored 21 April 1945. There she received for mineweeper training forty Soviet seamen and four Soviet officers on 1 May 1945, and thirty-two Soviet seamen and two Soviet officers 6 May 1945.

 

Peril decommissioned 21 May 1945 and was transferred to the U.S.S.R. Navy. She was subsequently reported destroyed or lost in Soviet service.