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Roselle (MSF 379)

Call sign:
November - India - Charlie - Tango

Roselle served the Navies of the United States and Mexico

Auk Class Minesweeper:

  • The second Roselle was laid down 24 February 1944 by Gulf Shipbuilding Corp., Chickasaw, AL
  • Launched, 29 August 1944
  • Commissioned USS Roselle (AM 379), 6 February 1945
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as December 1945
  • Decommissioned 20 June 1946 at San Diego, CA
  • Reclassified as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-379, 7 February 1955
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 July 1972
  • Transferred to Mexico 1 February 1973 and renamed ARM Melchior Ocampo (G 10)
  • Renamed and reclassified ARM Guitierrez Zamora (PO 109)
  • Reclassified P-109
  • 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 single 20mm gun mounts, one depth charge projector (hedgehog), four depth charge projectors (k-guns) and two depth
    charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,766shp General Motors 12-278A diesel electric drive engines, Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    USS Roselle (AM 379)
    Roselle 38k

    Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) is a species of Hibiscus native to Africa, most likely West Africa. It was in the 16th and early 17th century that it spread to the West Indies and Asia, respectively. It is used for the production of bast fibre and as an infusion, in which it may be known as carcade

    Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 7 December 2021
    Roselle 207k She carries MS32/1M camouflage scheme
    National Archives photo 19-N-78840
    Mike Green
    Roselle 185k In Mobile Bay on 16 February 1945, from the port side wearing camouflage 32/1M. The colors are light gray, ocean gray and dull black
    National Archives photo BS 78833 from the Bureau of Ships collection
    Ships of the U.S. Navy in WWII “Dazzle” Camouflage
    ARM Guitierrez Zamora (P 109)
    Roselle 85k

    Manuel José Bartolomé Gutiérrez-Zamora y Gutiérrez de la Concha (August 24, 1813 - March 21, 1861) was a Mexican liberal politician and military man, governor of the State of Veracruz, Mexico

    Tommy Trampp
    Roselle 321k c. 2005

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Henry Tate Loehr, Jr., USNR6 February 1945 - 1 September 1945
    02LT George Francis Rolfe, USNR1 September 1945
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody

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