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Adopt (MSF 137)

Call sign:
November - Bravo - Yankee - Victor


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
  • Assigned to the Pacific Fleet August 1945
  • Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-137, 7 February 1955
  • Converted to a dispatch vessel 1 September 1955
  • Reclassified as a receiving ship, BRN-10, 27 February 1956
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 January 1958
  • Scrapped 28 March 1960.


  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    Adopt 187k Original photo: 25 April 1944
    Replacement photo: c. 1944
    Courtesy of William H. Davis, 1977
    U.S. Navy photo NH 85398
    Original photo: Robert Hurst
    Replacement photo: Naval History and Heritage Command

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR J. R. Edington, USN31 May 1943
    021LT Glenn David Addington, USNR6 June 1944 - 18 July 1945
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody

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