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USS Chimo was a Chimo-class minelayer laid down in 1942 as USAMP Colonel Charles W. Bundy and commissioned on April 7, 1944 as USS Chimo under Lt. J. W. Gross’ command with the hull number ACM-1 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 21, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 69 people on board and had the main missions in Plymouth, Utah Beach, Cherbourg, Brest, Norfolk, Eniwetok, Saipan, Okinawa or San Diego. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 19, 1946 and sold in order to become a tuna seiner where it was renamed MV Day Island. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Chimo received 2 battle stars.