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Scout (AM 296)

Call sign:
November - Quebec - Mike - Uniform

Scout served the Navies of the United States and Mexico.

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 8 February 1943 by the Winslow Marine Railway and Ship Building Co., Seattle, WA
  • Launched 2 May 1943
  • Commissioned USS Scout (AM 296), 3 March 1944
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as December 1945
  • Decommissioned 26 February 1947 at Orange, TX
  • Recommissioned 11 May 1951
  • Decommissioned 1 March 1954 at Orange
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 May 1962
  • Transferred to Mexico 1 October 1962 and renamed ARM DM-10
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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 855shp Cooper Bessemer GSB-8 diesel engines, National Supply Co. single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Commanding Officers
    01LT Edward George Anderson, Jr., USNR3 March 1944 - 1 May 1945
    02LT Robert Louis Kenedy, Jr., USNR1 May 1945 - 27 September 1945 - 10 December 1946
    03LCDR John Sheafer Alexander, USN10 December 1946 - 26 February 1947
    04LCDR Samuel Ewell Clark, USN11 May 1951 - 1952
    05LT J. E. Jackson, USN1952 - 1 March 1954
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody

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