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Inflict (AM 251)



Call sign:
Nan - George - Mike - Able

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 26 October 1943 by the Savannah Machine and Foundry Co., Savannah, GA
  • Launched 16 January 1944
  • Commissioned USS Inflict (AM 251), 28 August 1944
  • Decommissioned 6 November 1946 at Bremerton, WA
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 8 October 1948, sold to Ricardo Granola of Ecuador the same day and renamed Manabi
  • 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 cal. dual purpose mount, one twin 40mm gun mount, six 20mm gun mounts, one depth charge projector (hedgehogs), four depth charge projectors (K-guns), and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 855shp Cooper Bessemer GSB-8 diesel engines, National Supply Co. single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Sherman Bruce Wetmore, USNR - Retired as Rear Admiral28 August 1944 - 4 October 1944
    02LT Raymond Charles Davidson, Jr., USNR4 October 1944 - 4 November 1945
    03LT Walter Edward Taylor, USNR16 December 1945
    04LT Robert Leroy Davis, USN22 June 1946
    05LTJG Richard George Kanzenbach, USN30 August 1946
    06ENS Edward Rudolph Ettner, USN26 October 1946
    07LT Franz Michel Hawpe, USNR26 October 1946 - 6 November 1946
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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