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Gadwall (MSF 362)
ex-AM-362



Call sign:
November - Hotel - Zulu - Delta

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 24 May 1943 by the Willamette Iron and Steel Corp., Portland, OR
  • Launched 15 July 194
  • Commissioned USS Gadwall (AM 362), 23 June 1945
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as December 1945
  • Decommissioned 14 June 1946 at Orange, TX
  • Reclassified as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-362, 7 February 1955
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 November 1966
  • Stripped and sold for scrap 10 April 1967 to Sothern Scrap Material of New Orleans, LA.

    Specifications:

  • 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 (hedgehog), 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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    Commanding Officers
    01LT Robert Charles Thompson, USNR23 June 1945 - 5 November 1945
    02LT C. C. Hammitt, Jr., USNR5 November 1945 - 10 March 1946
    03LTJG Maurice M. Cable., USNR10 March 1946 - 14 June 1946
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody

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