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Rebel (MSF 284)

Call sign:
November - Quebec - Golf - Xray

Rebel served the Navies of the United States and Mexico.

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 10 May 1943 by the General Engineering and Dry Dock Co., Alameda, CA
  • Launched 28 October 1943
  • Commissioned USS Rebel (AM 284), 12 September 1944
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as December 1945
  • Decommissioned 12 June 1946 at Orange, TX
  • Reclassified as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-284, 7 February 1955
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 May 1962
  • Sold in October 1962 to Mexico and renamed ARM DM-14
  • Fate Stricken on 16 July 2001


  • Displacement 945 t.(fl)
  • Length 184' 6"
  • Beam 33'
  • Draft 9' 9"
  • Speed 14.8 kts.
  • Complement 104
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose mount, one twin 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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    American Ship Building
    1.38k The Rebel (AM-284) was built by the General Engineering and Dry Dock Co., Alameda, CA Photo courtesy of
    Rebel 139k NAS Alameda photo showing a starboard overhead view of Rebel (AM-284) underway in San Francisco Bay on 18 September 1944. The Rebel carries Measure 32/22d camouflage scheme.
    National Archives photo 80-G-280673, courtesy of C. Lee Johnson, Ships of the U.S. Navy in WWII “Dazzle” Camouflage
    Mike Green
    1.55k In June 1990 I was onboard USCGC Valiant (WMEC-621) when the tanker Mega Borg exploded off of Galveston. Valiant was the Coast Guard onsite command ship for a time.
    As this occurred in international waters, the Mexican Navy also sent a response ship escorted by ARM D-14 which I believe is the (ex)-Rebel (AM-284).
    The photo shows the Valiant, wreck of Mega Borg & D-14 off Port Beam.
    Photo & text courtesy of Michael Lozich.

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Edgar Albert Weymouth, Jr., USNR12 September 1944 - 20 January 1945
    02LT Franklyn Sylvester Wooster, USNR20 January 1945 - 4 April 1946
    03LT William Grover Gladstone, USNR4 April 1946 - 12 June 1946
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody

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