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Peregrine (AG 176)
ex-EMSF-373
ex-MSF-373
ex-AM-373



Call sign:
November - Hotel - Zulu - Zulu

Auk Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 24 October 1944 by the Savannah Machine and Foundry Co., Savannah, GA
  • Launched, 17 February 1945
  • Commissioned USS Peregrine (AM 373), 27 September 1945
  • Reclassified as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-373, 7 February 1955
  • Reclassified as an Experimental Fleet Minesweeper, EMSF-373
  • Reclassified as a Miscellaneous Auxiliary, AG-176, 25 February 1964
  • Decommissioned, 31 January 1969
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 February 1969
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 890 t.
  • Length 221' 1"
  • Beam 32' 2"
  • Draft 10' 9"
  • Speed 18.1 kts.
  • Complement 117
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two single 40mm gun mounts, six 20mm gun mounts, one depth charge thrower (hedgehogs), four depth charge projectors (k-guns) and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 3,532shp General Motors 12-278A diesel electric drive engines, Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    USS Peregrine (AM 373)
    Peregrine 20k . Joe Radigan
    Peregrine 829k Newspaper article dated 16 July 1949 Ron Reeves
    Peregrine 104k U.S. Navy photo from the February 1957 edition of All Hands magazine Joe Radigan
    Peregrine 224k Right to left: Tutuila (ARG 4), Peregrine, Fulmar (AMS 47), Hawk (AMS 17), Lapwing (AMS 48), and Cardinal (AMS 4)
    U.S. Navy photo from the August 1959 edition of All Hands magazine
    USS Peregrine (MSF 373)
    Peregrine 92k . Vincent Monti, RM3
    USS Peregrine (AG 176)
    Peregrine 56k c. 1963 Guenter Krebs

    Commanding Officers
    01CDR Carl Raymond Cunningham, Jr., USN27 September 1945 - 18 October 1945
    02LCDR Wells Rood Bill, Jr., USN18 October 1945 - March 1947
    03LCDR John Benson MacGibbon, USNMarch 1947 - 1949
    04LT Frederick Rawson French, Jr., USN1949 - June 1950
    05LT Arthur John Francis McCarthy, USNJune 1950
    ??LT Gordon Richard Nagler, USN - Retired as Vice Admiral1958
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody

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    Association of Minemen
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