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Magnet (AM 260)
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Magnet served the Navies of the United States and the Republic of China.
Admirable Class Minesweeper: Laid down, 13 March 1943 by the American Shipbuilding Co., Lorain, OH.; Launched, 5 June 1943; Commissioned USS Magnet (AM 260), 10 March 1944; Decommissioned, 28 August 1945 at Miami, FL; Transferred to the Republic of China 28 August 1945 as Yung Shun (MSF 46); Transferred outright to the Republic of China 7 February 1948; Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1948; Removed from service in 1963 and believed scrapped.
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 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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