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Courtesy of Richard McNicholl

Dunlin (AM-361)

Call sign:
Nan - How - Zebra - Baker

Dunlin served the Navies of the United States and the Republic of China

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 29 January 1943 by the Willamette Iron and Steel Corp., Portland, Oregon
  • Launched 26 August 1943
  • Commissioned 16 February 1945
  • Decommissioned 29 May 1946 at Shanghai, China, turned over to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission for transfer to the Chinese Maritime Commission and struck from the
    Naval Register
  • Renamed Yung Wan (AM 51), 19 July 1946
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 945 t.
  • Length 184' 6"
  • Beam 33'
  • Draft 9' 9"
  • Speed 14.8 kts.
  • Complement 104
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two twin 40mm gun mounts, six 20mm gun mounts, one depth charge projector (hedgehogs), four depth charge projectors (k-guns), and two depth
    charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 855shp Busch Sulzer 539 diesel engines, Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Dunlin 226k At Willamette, Oregon on 1 March 1945, wearing camouflage 32/22D. The colors are light gray and dull black
    National Archives photos BS 81064 and BS 81065 from the Bureau of Ships collection
    Ships of the U.S. Navy in WWII “Dazzle” Camouflage
    Dunlin 173k
    Dunlin 34k Hyperwar U.S. Navy in WWII

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Tom Terrance Wuerth, USNR16 February 1945 - 28 December 1945
    02LT Melvin Frederick Liebau, USNR28 December 1945
    03LTJG Maurice Dailey, USNR15 March 1946 - 29 May 1946
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody

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