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Method (MSF 264)
Call sign: November - Papa - Alpha - Lima
Method served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union.
Admirable Class Minesweeper: Laid down 7 June 1943 by the American Shipbuilding Co., Lorain, OH; Launched, 23 October 1943; Commissioned USS Method (AM 264), 10 July 1944; Decommissioned, 20 May 1945; Transferred to the Soviet Union 21 May 1945 at Cold Bay, AK as T-274; Reclassified as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-264, 7 February 1955. 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 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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