Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive

Threat (MSF-124)

Call sign:
November - Bravo - Lima - Quebec

Threat served the Navies of the United States and the Republic of Mexico.

Auk Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 15 December 1941 by the Savannah Machine and Foundry Co., Savannah, GA
  • Launched 15 August 1942
  • Commissioned USS Threat (AM 124), 14 March 1943
  • Decommissioned 31 May 1946
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists out of commission, in reserve as December 1945
  • Reclassified as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-124, 7 February 1955
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 July 1972
  • Sold 1 February 1973 to the Mexican Government under the Security Assistance Program and renamed Francisco Zarco (IG-13)
  • Reclassified G-13
  • Served in the Mexican Navy through the end of the 1980s
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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 1,766shp General Motors 12-278 diesel electric engines, Farrel-Birmingham reduction gear, two shafts.
    Click on thumbnail
    for full size image
    Size Image Description Source
    USS Threat (AM 124)
    Threat 71k c. March 1944
    National Archives photo from Allied Escort Ships of World War II by Peter Elliott
    Krlicbegovic Edib
    Bosnia & Hercegovina
    Velocity 131k c. December 1945
    Shanghai, China
    Threat nested between Velocity (AM 128) and Prevail (AM 107)
    Dennis E. Wright
    Velocity 38k c. December 1945
    Shanghai, China
    Threat nested between Velocity (AM 128) and Prevail (AM 107)
    Hyperwar U.S. Navy in World War II
    Threat 316k Aerial view of USS Threat (AM-124) underway circa 1945
    National Archives photo 80-G-323258
    Mike Green
    Photo added 19 July 2020
    Threat (MSF 124)
    Threat 141k From the collection of Curator Branch: Naval History and Heritage Command photo 73-218-A Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01CDR Allen Michael Robinson, USNR14 March 1943 - 1 July 1943
    02LCDR Homer Ewald Ferrill, USNR1 July 1943 - 15 February 1945
    03LCDR William Alfred Nicholson, USNR15 February 1945 - 25 October 1945
    04LCDR Homer Patrick Swayze, USNR25 October 1945 - 31 May 1946
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody

    View the Threat (MSF 124)
    DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
    Back to the Main Photo Index Back To the Mine Warfare Ship Photo Index Back to the Fleet Minesweeper (MSF) Photo Index

    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster

    This page created and maintained by Joseph M. Radigan (of blessed memory) & Michael Mohl
    All Pages 1996 - 2023, NavSource History, All rights reserved.