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(AM-217: dp. 530; l. 184'6"; b. 33'; dr. 9'9"; s. 16 k.; cpl. 104; a. 1 3"; cl. Admirable)
Delegate (AM-217) was launched 28 March 1943 by Tampa Shipbuilding Co., Inc., Tampa, Fla.; sponsored by Miss L. Bourget; and commissioned 30 April 1945, Lieutenant N. W. Millard, USNR, in command.
Delegate sailed from Norfolk 14 July 1945 and called', at Guantanamo Bay, San Pedro, Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, and Saipan before arriving at Usukj Bay, Kyushu, 3 November as escort for two LST's. She swept mines in Tsushima Straits from 15 to 22 December, then supervised Japanese minesweepers clearing the northern Futagami minefields from 20 to 26 January 1946. Delegate arrived at Kure 6 February to provide logistics support for the YMSs engaged in widening the swept channel to that port.
Delegate left Kure, Japan, 24 February 1946 and arrived at Subic Bay, Luzon, 5 March to have her armament removed. On 8 April she sailed for Shanghai, China, arriving 5 days later. She was decommissioned and turned over to the State Department 29 May 1946 for further transfer to the Republic of China, by which she was renamed and reclassified, Yung Ho (PF-53).
Delegate received one battle star for World War II service.


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