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Notable (AM 267)

Call sign:
Nan - Peter - Roger - Charlie

Notable served the Navies of the United States and the Republic of China

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • The first Notable was laid down 17 September 1942 by the Gulf Shipbuilding Co., Chickasaw, AL
  • Launched 12 June 1943
  • Commissioned 23 December 1943
  • Decommissioned 29 May 1946 at Shanghai, China and transferred to the Chinese Customs Fleet
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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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    Notable (AM 267)
    American Ship Building
    2.29k The Notable (AM-267) was built in the American Ship Building Company yards in Lorain, Ohio. Photo courtesy of
    Notable 54k Launching Dick Delano
    USS Notable (AM-267)
    Notable 118k National Archives photo 19-N-55263 Naval Historical Center
    Notable 137k Wearing camouflage Design 21D in Norfolk, VA on 5 February 1945. The measure here should be Measure 32, but the darkest color appears to be navy blue instead of black, so this is probably Measure 32a
    National Archives photo BS 94943 from the Bureau of Ships collection
    Ships of the U.S. Navy in WWII “Dazzle” Camouflage

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Ralph Burton Williams, USNR23 December 1943 - 10 December 1944
    02LT Nathaniel William Roe, USNR10 December 1944 - 11 August 1945
    03LT William James Colihan, USNR11 August 1945 - 19 October 1945
    04LT William Edward Whaley, Jr., USNR19 October 1945 - 4 November 1945
    05LT Daniel Martin Thompson, USNR4 November 1945
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody

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