Title: Ship's Bell USS Threat (AM-124)
Accession #: NHHC 1973-218-A
Size: 15 x 15
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.