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Disdain (MSF 222)
November - Charlie - Xray - India
Disdain served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union.
Admirable Class Minesweeper:Laid down 23 October 1943 by the American Ship Building Co., Lorain, OHLaunched 25 March 1944Commissioned USS Disdain (AM 222), 26 December 1944Decommissioned 21 May 1945 at Cold Harbor, AKTransferred to the Soviet Union 22 May 1945 and reclassified T-277Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-222, 7 February 1955Converted to a Whaler and named StormFate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 945 t. (fl)Length 184' 6"Beam 33'Draft 9' 9"Speed 14.8 kts.Complement 104Armament: One 3"/50 cal. dual purpose mount, one twin 40mm gun mount, six 20mm gun mounts, one depth charge projector (hedgehogs), four depth charge projectiles (K-guns), and two depth charge tracksPropulsion: Two 1,710shp Cooper Bessemer GSB-8 diesel engines, National Supply Co. single reduction gear, two shafts.
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|USS Disdain (AM 222)
||Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
||Photo from the book "Flot SSSR, Korabli i suda lendliza" (Soviet Navy. Lend-lease Warships and Vessels) by S. S. Berezhnoi.
||Alex I. Khomenko
|01||CDR John Samuel Chambers, USNR||26 December 1944 - 23 January 1945|
|02||LT Henry David Lindsay, Jr., USNR||23 January 1945 - 21 May 1945|
|Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody
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DANFS history entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway website
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