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Captivate (MSF 156)
ex-AM-156



Call sign:
November - Foxtrot - Bravo - Lima

ex-AMc-133


Captivate served the Navies of the United States and the USSR.

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Originally planned as Captivate (AMc 133)
  • Reclassified as a Minesweeper, AM-156, 21 February 1942
  • Laid down 12 May 1942 by the Willamette Iron and Steel Corp., Portland, OR
  • Launched 1 December 1942
  • Commissioned USS Captivate (AM 156), 30 December 1943
  • Decommissioned 16 August 1945 at Cold Bay, AK, transferred to the Soviet Union and reclassified T-596
  • Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-156, 7 February 1955
  • Believed to have been scrapped in 1956
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 January 1983.

    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 1,710shp ALCO 539 diesel engines, Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Commanding Officers
    01LT Benjamin Franklin Kocel, USNR30 December 1943 - 16 August 1945
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody

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