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Crag (MSF 214)

Call sign:
November - Charlie - Oscar - Hotel


Crag served the Navies of the United States and Mexico.

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 7 December 1942 as Craig (AM 214) by the Tampa Shipbuilding Co., Tampa, FL
  • Launched 21 March 1943
  • Completed at Charleston Naval Shipyard, Charleston, SC
  • Renamed Crag, 3 August 1944
  • Commissioned USS Crag (AM 214), 1 August 1945
  • Decommissioned 19 March 1948 at Orange, TX
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists out of commission, in reserve as November 1947
  • Reclassified as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-214, 7 February 1955
  • Struck from the Navy Register 1 July 1962, transferred to Mexico and reclassified DM-15
  • Named and reclassified ARM General Pedro Maria Anaya (A 8)
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 945 t.(fl)
  • Length 184' 6"
  • Beam 33'
  • Draft 9' 9"
  • Speed 14.8 kts.
  • Complement 104
  • Armament: One twin 40mm gun mount, six single 20mm gun mounts, one depth charge projector (hedgehog), four depth charge projectors (K-guns), and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,710shp Cooper Bessemer GSB-8 diesel engines, National Supply Co. single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Crag 394k c. 1945
    National Archives photo 19-N-8743 from the Naval Photographic Center, Naval District Washington, DC
    Patty Parks

    Commanding Officers
    01LT George Whitfield Jarden, III, USNR1 August 1945
    02LT Lamonte Durbrow, III, USNR10 October 1945
    03LT Jack Lyman Tripp, USNR17 August 1946
    04LT Daniel "J" Rienstra, Jr., USN - USNA Class of 1944
    Retired as Commander
    5 September 1946 - 19 March 1948
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves, R. A. Moody and Joe Radigan

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