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Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Roger - Dog

ex-Adroit (AM 82)

Adroit Class Minesweeper:

  • The first Adroit was laid down 31 July 1941 by the Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR
  • Launched 21 February 1942
  • Commissioned Adroit (AM 82), 28 July 1942
  • Reclassified as a Submarine Chaser, PC-1586, 1 June 1944
  • Decommissioned 14 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 8 January 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal 18 March 1948
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 295 t.
  • Length 173' 8"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 16 kts.
  • Complement 65
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one 40mm mount and two depth charge projectors
  • Propulsion: Two 900hp Cooper Bessemer GNB8 diesel engines, Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Owl 952k
    "Mine Sweeper - Adaptation of PC 452 Type"
    Preliminary design plan, probably prepared during consideration of what became the Adroit (AM-82) class. This drawing, dated 6 January 1941, is for a 360-ton (full load displacement) vessel with a waterline length of 170 feet. Scale of the original drawing is 1/8" = 1'.
    U.S. Navy photo S-511-13 Adroit
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Edwin George Benis, USN28 July 1942 - 8 February 1943
    02LCDR Edgar Allan Loew, USNR8 February 1943 - 17 September 1943
    03LT William Dee White, USNR17 September 1943 - 31 May 1944
    04LTJG Lawrence Max, USNR31 May 1944 - 4 November 1944
    05LTJG Lynn H. Hutchens, USNR4 November 1944 - March 1945
    06LTJG George P. Lauinger, USNRMarch 1945 - 1945
    07LT David L. Waldman, USNR1945 - 14 December 1945
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

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