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Roselle (MSF 379)
ex-AM-379



Call sign:
November - India - Charlie - Tango


Roselle served the Navies of the United States and Mexico

Auk Class Minesweeper:

  • 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.

    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 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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    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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