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Clamour (MSF 160)
ex-Clamour (AM 160)

Call sign:
November - India - Victor - November

ex-Clamour (AMc 137)

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Originally planned as Coastal Minesweeper Clamour (AMc 137)
  • Reclassified as Minesweeper AM-160, 21 February 1942
  • Laid down 26 May 1942 by the Willamette Iron and Steel Corp., Portland, OR
  • Launched 15 December 1942
  • Commissioned USS Clamour (AM 160), 14 March 1944
  • Decommissioned 12 June 1946 at San Diego, CA
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists out of commission, in reserve as December 1945
  • Reclassified as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-160, 7 February 1955
  • Scrapped in 1959.


  • 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 (hedgehog), and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,710shp ALCO 539 diesel engines, Farrel-Birmingham, single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Comber 253k Photo from USS Clamour blogspot Bill Thomas, CDR, USN, Ret.
    Comber 260k Robert Nielsen Obituary from the 19 April 2021 edition of the Los Angeles Times, California section B page 5

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Davis M. Lott, USNR14 March 1944 - 18 August 1944
    02LCDR Malcolm D. Balbirnie, USN18 August 1944 - 6 May 1945
    03LT Henry B. Wilder, USNR6 May 1945 - 3 August 1945
    04LT L. A. Gorham, USN3 August 1945 - 10 September 1945
    05LT Thomas Albert Smith, USN10 September 1945 - 2 January 1946
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody

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