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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Courtesy of Al Grazevich


Courtesy of Mike Smolinski

Requisite (AGS 18)
ex-AM-109


Call sign:
November - Alpha - Tango - Papa

Auk Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 12 November 1941 at Winslow Marine Railway & Shipbuilding Co. Inc., Seattle, WA
  • Launched 25 July 1942
  • Commissioned USS Requisite (AM 109), 7 June 1943
  • Decommissioned 23 December 1947 at Orange, TX and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Texas Group, Orange
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists out of commission, in reserve as July 1947
  • Recommissioned 15 February 1950
  • Reclassified as a Survey Ship, AGS-18, 18 August 1951
  • Decommissioned 1 April 1964 at Philadelphia, PA and struck from the Naval Register
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 890 t.
  • Length 221' 2"
  • Beam 32'
  • Draft 10' 9"
  • Speed 18.1 kts.
  • Complement 105
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two 40mm gun mounts, two 20mm gun mounts, two depth charge tracks and five depth charge projectors
  • Propulsion: Two 1,559shp Busch Sulzer 539 diesel electric engines, Westinghouse reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    USS Requesite (AM 109)
    Requisite 89k c. 1944
    Her camouflage appears to be Measure 32, Design 1M.
    Courtesy of William H. Davis, 1979.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 89206
    Naval Historical Center
    USS Requesite (AGS 18)
    Requisite 25k U.S. Navy photo R. Parrett, CS2, former crew member
    Requisite 124k c. Mid-1950s
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99105
    Naval Historical Center
    Requisite 99k At the DEW line.
    U.S. Navy Photo from the September 1956 issue of All Hands
    Joe Radigan

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Robert Wallace Graham, USN - USNA Class of 1934
    Awarded the Silver Star (1945) - Retired as RADM
    7 June 1943
    02LCDR H. R. Pierce, Jr., USNRMay 1945
    03LT James Donald Swartout, USNR15 June 1945
    04LT Alois J. Browne, Jr., USNR17 December 1945
    05LT James Louis McClane, Jr., USNR25 July 1946
    06LT Norman Conrad Thomas, USN3 August 1947 - 23 December 1947
    07LCDR Adrian Vincent Lorentson, USN15 February 1950 - May 1952
    08LCDR Charles Richard Irby, USN26 February 1963 - 1 April 1964
    ??CDR David Alfred McKee, USN.
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

    View the Requisite (AM-109)
    DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen

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