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Salute (AM-294)

Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Mike - Charlie

Sunk 8 June 1945

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 11 November 1942 at Winslow Marine Railway and Shipbuilding Co, Seattle, WA
  • Launched 6 February 1943
  • Commissioned 4 December 1943
  • Struck a mine and sank 8 June 1945 in Brunei Bay, Borneo
  • Struck from the Naval Register 11 July 1945.


  • 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 single 20mm gun mounts, one depth charge thrower (hedgehogs), four depth charge projectors (K-guns) and two depth
    charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 855shp Cooper Bessemer GSB-8 diesel engines, National Supply Co. single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Salute 29k Hyperwar U.S. Navy in World War II
    Salute 81k c. 1943 Robert Hurst
    Salute 133k Wearing camouflage 32/21D on March 16, 1944
    National Archives photo BS 62236 from the Bureau of Ships collection
    Ships of the U.S. Navy in WWII “Dazzle” Camouflage

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Raymond Henry Nelson, Jr., USNR4 December 1943 - 30 June 1944
    02LT Jesse Robert Hodges, USNR30 June 1944 - 8 June 1945
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody

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