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Measure (AM 263)

Call sign:
Nan - George - Charlie - Zebra

Measure served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 5 June 1943 by the American Ship Building Co., Lorain, OH
  • Launched 23 October 1943
  • Commissioned USS Measure (AM 263), 5 May 1944
  • Decommissioned 20 May 1945
  • Transferred under lend-lease to the Soviet Union 21 May 1945 and reclassified T-275
  • Assigned to the Pacific Fleet 8 June 1945
  • Participated in landings at Seising, Korea 15 August 1945
  • Awarded the Krasnoe Znamya order, (Order of the Red Banner) 14 September 1945
  • Decommissioned 23 October 1947, transferred to the Ministry of Transport and converted to a Whale Catcher
  • Named Buran 7 August 1948
  • Scrapped in the early 1960s (U.S. Navy never notified)
  • Struck from the Navy Register 1 January 1983.


  • 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 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 Measure (AM 263)
    Measure 124k Halftone reproduction of a photograph taken circa 1944-1945.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 46387
    Naval Historical Center
    Measure 145k Photo from the book "Flot SSSR, Korabli i suda lendliza" (Soviet Navy. Lend-lease Warships and Vessels) by S. S. Berezhnoi Alex I. Khomenko
    Kiev, Ukraine

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