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Embattle (AM 226)



Call sign:
Nan - Dog - Baker - Love


Embattle served the Navies of the United States and the Republic of China.

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down, 6 April 1944 by the American Shipbuilding Co., Lorain, OH
  • Launched, 17 September 1944
  • Commissioned USS Embattle (AM 226), 25 April 1945
  • Decommissioned, 29 May 1946 at Shanghai, China, turned over to the U.S. State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission for transfer to the Chinese Maritime Commission and renamed Yung Hsing (A 7)
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • 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 and one twin 40mm gun mount, six single 20mm gun mounts, one depth charge thrower (hedgehogs), four depth charge projectiles (K-guns), 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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    Size Image Description Source
    USS Embattle (AM 226)
    Embattle 441k c. 1944
    Precommissioning Crew. Stern of ship seen behind is believed to be Tercel (AM 386)
    Fred Scripture
    Embattle 55k .
    Embattle 63k Halftone reproduction of a photograph taken in 1945-1946.
    Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1974.
    US Navy Photo NH 81366
    Naval Historical Center
    Embattle 95k Embattle's scoreboard. Fred Scripture
    Embattle 86k c. 1946, Shanghai, China
    Decommissioning crew.
    Yung Hsing (A 7)
    Embattle 68k Chinese Navy photo from the 1958/1959 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships. Robert Hurst
    Yung Hsing 36k . Chinese Navy

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Paul Sidney Dulaney, USNR25 April 1945 - 29 May 1946
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody

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