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Peregrine (AG 176)

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 in 1962 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.


  • 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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    USS Peregrine (AM 373)
    Peregrine 61k

    Peregrine - A swift and powerful falcon

    Tommy Trampp
    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 Gunter Krebs
    Peregrine 303k 5 September 1964
    Port quarter view of USS Peregrine (AG-176) underway
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo from Catalog No. USN 1105998
    Mike Green
    Photo added 26 December 2020
    Peregrine 183k c. 1966 Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01CDR Carl Raymond Cunningham, Jr., USN27 September 1945 - 18 October 1945
    02LCDR Wells Rood Bill, Jr., USN - Awarded the Legion of Merit with Combat V (1951)18 October 1945 - March 1947
    03LCDR John Benson MacGibbon, USNMarch 1947 - 1949
    04LT Frederick Rawson French, Jr., USN1949 - June 1950
    05LT Arthur John Francis McCarthy, USN - Awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal (1944)June 1950
    06LT Gordon Richard Nagler, USN - Awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, two Legions of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Joint Services Commendation Medal
    Retired as Vice Admiral
    07LT Michael A. Cuseo, Jr., USN - Retired as Commander1964 - 1966
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves, R. A. Moody, Joe Radigan and Vincent T. Cuseo

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