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Concise (MSF 163)
ex-AM-163



Call sign:
November - Delta - Papa - Bravo

ex-AMc-140


Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Originally planned as Coastal Minesweeper Concise (AMc 140)
  • Reclassified as a Minesweeper AM-163, 21 February 1942
  • Laid down 15 June 1942 by the Willamette Iron and Steel Corp., Portland, OR
  • Launched 6 February 1943
  • Commissioned USS Concise (AM 163), 25 April 1944
  • Decommissioned 31 May 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-163, 7 February 1955
  • Scrapped in 1959.

    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 (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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    Commanding Officers
    01LT Henry James Ullmann, Jr., USNR25 April 1944 - 9 November 1945
    02LT John Thomas McInerny, USNR9 November 1945
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody

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    Association of Minemen
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