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USS Bastion was a Chimo-class minelayer laid down in 1942 as USAMP Col. Henry J. Hunt and commissioned on April 9, 1945 as USS Bastion under Lt. Earl D. Fatkin’s command with the hull number ACM-6 and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on June 18, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 69 people on board and had the main missions in Charleston, Panama Canal, San Diego, Pearl Harbor, the Marianas, Okinawa or the Ryukyu Islands. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 19, 1946 but it was acquired by the US Coast Guard and commissioned as USCGC Jonquil (WLB-330) in 1946 and it was in service for another 23 years until it was finally decommissioned in 1969.