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Scurry (MSF 304)
ex-Scurry (AM 304)
ex-Skurry (AM 304)

Call sign:
November - Quebec - Sierra - Foxtrot

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 24 May 1943 by Associated Shipbuilders, Seattle, WA
  • Launched 1 October 1943
  • Commissioned USS Skurry (AM 304), 29 July 1944
  • Renamed Scurry 3 August 1944
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as December 1945
  • Decommissioned 29 June 1946 at Orange, TX
  • Reclassified as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-304, 7 February 1955
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 May 1967 and converted to a salvage training hulk
  • Sunk as a target off the Virginia Capes 14 August 1967.


  • 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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    Scurry 145k Wearing camouflage 32/21D on 25 July 1944, outside of Seattle, WA. The colors are dull black and light gray
    National Archives photo BS 69770 from the Bureau of Ships collection
    Ships of the U.S. Navy in WWII “Dazzle” Camouflage
    Scurry 444k 14 November 1944
    Shellback Certificate
    From the collection of Fletcher Harold Beasley, S1c, USS Scurry (AM 304)
    Tommy Trampp
    Scurry 118k Ribbons below photo are: Top - World War II Victory Ribbon, Bottom - American Campaign Ribbon; Asiatic Pacific Service Ribbon with two battle stars and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon
    From the collection of Fletcher Harold Beasley, S1c, USS Scurry (AM 304)

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Charles Edward Dunston, USNR29 July 1944
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody

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