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  • Mine Warfare
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Ship's Bell USS Threat (AM-124)


Brass bell engraved with the text U.S.S. Threat 1942

Title: Ship's Bell USS Threat (AM-124)
Accession #: NHHC 1973-218-A
Circa: 1942
Size: 15 x 15
Medium: Brass
Location: Headquarters Artifact Collection, Naval History and Heritage Command 

One bronze bell engraved with the name of the ship U.S.S. THREAT and the year of her launching, 1942. USS Threat (AM-124) operated as a minesweeper on convoy escort in the Atlantic Theater. In 1944, she participated in Operation Neptune, the assault phase of Operation Overlord, better known as the invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944.  Threat patrolled the channels off of Normandy to clear a path for troop and support ships. She transferred to the Pacific Theater in 1946 where she remained following VJ Day to continue with mine-clearing operations. 

The bell was transferred to NHHC in 1973 after USS Threat was decommissioned and struck from the naval vessel register.

Published: Thu Jun 13 13:35:30 EDT 2019