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Refresh (AM 287)
November - Quebec - Juliet - Yankee
Refresh served the Navies of the United States and the Republic of China.
Admirable Class Minesweeper: Laid down, 22 September 1943 by the General Engineering & Dry Dock C., Alameda, CA; Launched, 12 April 1944; Commissioned USS Refresh (AM 287), 10 April 1945; Decommissioned, 9 November 1946 at Subic Bay, Philippines; Transferred to the Republic of China 30 June 1948 as Yung Chang (AM 51); Struck from the Naval Register, 13 July 1948; Sunk off Southern China 14 November 1965.
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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Yung Chang (AM 51)
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