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Invade (MSF 254)
ex-AM-254



Call sign:
November - Golf - Oscar - Xray


Invade served the Navies of the United States and Mexico.

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 19 January 1944 by the Savannah Machine and Foundry Co., Savannah, GA
  • Launched 6 February 1944
  • Commissioned USS Invade (AM 254), 18 September 1944
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as December 1945
  • Decommissioned 7 August 1946 at Orange, TX
  • Reclassified as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-254, 7 February 1955
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 May 1962
  • Sold to Mexico 30 August 1962 and renamed ARM DM-18
  • 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 and two 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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    Commanding Officers
    01LT Henry Harrison Silliman, USNR18 September 1944 - 23 November 1944
    02LCDR William Jefferson Flynn, Jr., USNR23 November 1944 - 1 November 1945
    03LCDR Thomas John Morgan, USNR1 November 1945
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody

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