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Device (MSF 220)

Call sign:
November - Charlie - Uniform - Sierra

Device served the Navies of the United States and Mexico.

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 1 July 1943 by the Tampa Shipbuilding Co., Tampa, FL
  • Launched 21 May 1944
  • Commissioned USS Device (AM 220), 7 July 1944
  • Decommissioned 24 August 1946 at Orange, TX
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists out of commission, in reserve as December 1945
  • Recommissioned 16 March 1950
  • Decommissioned 4 February 1954 at Orange
  • Reclassified as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-220, 7 February 1955
  • Sold to Mexico in October 1962 and renamed ARM D-11 (E 1)
  • Renamed ARM Cadete Agustin Melgar (C 54) in 1994
  • Struck from the Mexican Navy list in 2000
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 945 t.(fl)
  • Length 184' 6"
  • Beam 33'
  • Draft 9' 9"
  • Speed 14.8 kts.
  • Complement 104
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose mount, one twin 40mm gun mount, six 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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    USS Device (AM 220)
    Device 75k . John H. Costello
    ARM DM-11 (E 1)
    Device 65k c. 1966 Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Russell Remage, Jr., USNR7 July 1944 - 13 November 1945
    02LT Jerome Francis Driscoll, USNR13 November 1945 - 24 August 1946
    03LT Thomas Joseph O'Connor, USN1951 - May 1952
    04LT Francis Thomas Schrader, USNRMay 1952 - July 1952
    05LT Paul Roth, USNJuly 1952
    06LCDR Dale Vernon Schermerhorn, USN - Awarded the Bronze Star with Combat V (1951)1953
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves, Joe Radigan and R. A. Moody

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    DANFS history entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway website
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    Association of Minemen
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