4th USS Somerset 
Somerset PCE 892 

The fourth USS Somerset (PCE-892) was laid down on 28 October 1942 by Willamette Iron & Steel Corp., Portland, Oreg., launched on 1 May 1943 and commissioned on 8 July 1944 with Lt. Comdr. John F. Allen USNR as the commanding officer.

Somerset conducted shakedown training from 25 July to 27 August. Somerset sailed to the Aleutian Islands for duty as a patrol ship and served from 2 September 1944 to 1 June 1945. Somerset was converted into a weather ship on 20 August. Using Guam as a base of operations, Somerset provided open ocean weather services between Guam, Kwajalein, and the Philippine Islands until August 1947. On the 13th, she sailed for the gulf coast, via Pearl Harbor, San Diego, and the Panama Canal.

Somerset arrived in New Orleans on 22 October 1947, was assigned to the 8th Naval District as a Naval Reserve training ship and served in that capacity until 1955. In March 1955, she was placed out of commission, in reserve, with the Atlantic Reserve Fleet.

For a more detailed history of the fourth USS Somerset

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