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Harlequin (MSF 365)
ex-AM-365



Call sign:
November - Hotel - Zulu - Juliet


Harlequin served the Navies of the United States and Mexico.

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 3 August 1943 by the Willamette Iron and Steel Corp., Portland, OR
  • Launched 3 June 1944
  • Commissioned USS Harlequin (AM 365), 31 August 1945
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as December 1945
  • Decommissioned 27 May 1946 at Orange, TX
  • Reclassified as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-365, 7 February 1955
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 May 1962
  • Sold 2 October 1962 to Mexico and renamed ARM DM-20
  • Converted to an Oceanographic Research Vessel in 1978 and renamed ARM Oceanográfico (H 02)
  • Renamed and reclassified ARM General Pedro María Anaya (A 08) in 1993
  • Converted to a School Ship in 1999, renamed and reclassified ARM Aldebaran (BE 02)
  • Still active as of 2007.

    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 1,710shp Busch Sulzer 539 diesel engines, Farrel Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Commanding Officers
    01LT Henry Robert Darling, USNR28 September 1945 - 1 November 1945
    02LT Glen Charles Wilkinson, USNR1 November 1945 - 17 December 1945
    03LTJG Thomas Kenneth Hendrick, USNR17 December 1945 - 27 May 1946
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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