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Gayety (MSF 239)
November - Foxtrot - Lima - Yankee
Gayety served the Navies of the United States, South Vietnam and the Philippines.
Admirable Class Minesweeper:Laid down 14 November 1943 at Winslow Marine Railway and Shipbuilding, Winslow, WashingtonLaunched 19 March 1944Commissioned USS Gayety (AM 239), 23 September 1945Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as December 1945Decommissioned 1 March 1954 at Orange, TXReclassified as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-239, 7 February 1955Transferred to South Vietnam 17 April 1962 and renamed Chi Lang II (HQ 08)Escaped to the Philippines in 1975 after the fall of South VietnamRenamed Magat Salamat (PS 19)Fate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 945 t.(fl)Length 184' 6"Beam 33'Draft 9' 9"Speed 14.8 kts.Complement 104Armament: 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 tracksPropulsion: Two 855shp Cooper Bessemer GSB-8 diesel engines, National Supply Co. single reduction gear, two shafts.
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|USS Gayety (AM 239)
||3 January 1945
|Chi Lang II (HQ 08)
Vietnamese Navy Photo
|Jane's Fighting Ships
|Magat Salamat (PS 19)
||Philippine Navy Photo
|01||LCDR John Francis Rowe, USNR||23 September 1945 - 6 March 1945|
|02||LT Robert Bruce Harrell, USNR||6 March 1945 - 22 July 1945|
|03||LT Robert Henry Crowe, USNR||22 July 1945 - 13 November 1945|
|04||LT Arch Kevin Moseley, USNR||13 November 1945|
|Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody
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