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Harrier (MSF 366)

Call sign:
November - Hotel - Zulu - Lima

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 11 August 1943 by the Willamette Iron and Steel Corp., Portland, OR
  • Launched 7 June 1944
  • Commissioned USS Harrier (AM 366), 31 October 1945
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as December 1945
  • Decommissioned 28 March 1946 at San Diego, CA and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Reclassified as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-366, 7 February 1955
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 December 1959
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 3 October 1960
  • Sold in 1964
  • Renamed Sea Scope
  • 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 (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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    Harrier 94k Commissioning ceremonies. USS Endicott (DMS 35) is in the background. Patti Zapalac
    Harrier 83k
    Harrier 99k Commissioning ceremonies.
    Harrier 82k
    Harrier 82k
    Harrier 105k
    Harrier 97k
    Harrier 93k
    Harrier 94k
    Harrier 95k
    Harrier 74k .
    Harrier 70k
    Harrier 58k Ships sponsor, Mrs. William A. Kettlewell and Captain Compton
    Harrier 62k Unknown officer with Mrs. Kettlewell and Captain Compton
    Harrier 73k Ships officers. Front row, second from right, Captain Compton; back row second from left, Edward F. Moore, Jr.
    Harrier 71k Ships officers with sponsor. Front row center, Mrs. Kettlewell, third from right, Captain Compton; back row, left, Edward Moore
    Harrier 30k Bert and Edward Moore
    Harrier 40k Ships Boatswain and his wife
    Harrier 40k LTJG Edward Moore
    Harrier 92k LTJG Edward Moore's Discharge papers

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Robert Neville Compton, USNR31 October 1945 - 30 December 1945
    02LT David Wilbur Hooks, USNR30 December 1945 - 28 March 1946
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves, Camille Butterfield and R. A. Moody

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