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Jul 15, 1942

USS Terror (CM 5), the first minelayer built as such, was commissioned. During World War II, she participated in Operation Torch, the Battle for Iwo Jima, and the Okinawa Invasion, where she was struck by a kamikaze on 1 May 1945. During the Korean War, she was placed in the reserve fleet and was redesignated (MM 5) then to (MMF 5) in 1955. Decommissioned in 1956, Terror was sold for scrapping in 1971.

Theater:  North America

ItemType:  Equipment

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Source:  Naval History & Heritage Command

Date Added: 2011-07-15

Tags: Minelayer, North Africa, Iwo Jima

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