USS Cruise (AM-215)
Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-6-1320-0102-3;
USS Cruise (AM-215) was an Admirable-class minesweeper built for the U.S. Navy during World War II. She was built to clear minefields in offshore waters, and served the Navy in the Pacific Ocean. She was launched 21 March 1943 by Tampa Shipbuilding Co., Inc., Tampa, Florida; completed by Charleston Navy Yard; and commissioned 21 September 1945, Lieutenant S. F. Luce, USNR, in command. Sailing on to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Cruise was placed out of commission in reserve there 5 September 1946. She was reclassified MSF-215 on 7 February 1955. On 1 July 1972 she was struck from the Navy List. On 1 March 1973. Cruise was purchased by Beaufort Fisheries, Inc., Beaufort, North Carolina, and converted to a menhaden fisherman and renamed Gregory Poole, official number 558835. The vessel was reported as still operational in 2006.
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