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Reign (MSF 288)
ex-AM-288



Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Item - Dog

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 30 October 1943 as Reign (AM 288) by the General Engineering and Dry Dock Co., Alameda, CA
  • Launched 29 May 1944
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as December 1945
  • Delivered 11 October 1946 and placed in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Reclassified as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-288, 7 February 1955
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 November 1959
  • Reign was never commissioned
  • 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 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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