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Adopt (MSF 137)
ex-AM-137



Call sign:
November - Bravo - Yankee - Victor

ex-AMc-114


Adopt served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union.

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Changed from AMc-114 to AM-137, 21 February 1942
  • Laid down 8 April 1942 at Tampa Shipbuilding Co. Inc., Tampa, FL
  • Launched 18 October 1942
  • Commissioned USS Adopt (AM 137), 31 May 1943
  • Decommissioned 19 July 1945, transferred to the Soviet Union under terms of the lend-lease plan and reclassified T-552
  • Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-137, 7 February 1955
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 January 1958 and destroyed later that year.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 650 t.
  • Length 184' 6"
  • Beam 33'
  • Draft 9' 9"
  • Speed 14.8 kts.
  • Complement 104
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two twin 40mm gun mounts, one depth charge projector (hedgehogs), and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 855shp ALCO 539 diesel engines, Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Adopt 86k 25 April 1944 Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR J. R. Edington, USN31 May 1943
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody

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