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Courtesy of Al Grazevich

Conflict (MSO 426)

Call sign:
November - Bravo - Delta - Uniform

Aggressive Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 13 August 1951 by the Fulton Shipyard, Antioch, CA
  • Launched 16 December 1952
  • Commissioned USS Conflict (AM-426), 23 March 1954
  • Reclassified as an Ocean Minesweeper, MSO-426, 7 February 1955
  • Struck from the Navy Register 1 June 1972
  • Sold for scrap 1 December 1973 to Al Kidman of Wilmington, CA for $32,000.


  • Displacement 630 t.(lt), 755 t.(fl)
  • Length 172'
  • Beam 35'
  • Draft 10'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 80
  • Armament: As built, one 40mm gun mount and two .50 cal machine guns; Final configuration, bow gun replaced by one twin 20mm gun mount, two .50 cal. machine guns remain
  • Propulsion: Four Packard ID1700 diesel engines, two shafts, two controllable pitch propellers.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Conflict (AM 426)
    Conflict 39k Commissioning Joe Radigan
    Conflict 335k c. 1954
    Photo from the National Archives Bureau of Ships collection National Archives Identifier 6932618
    Robert Hurst
    USS Conflict (MSO 426)
    Conflict 380k . Original photo: USS Conflict (MSO-426) Website - Rick Szpyrka
    Replacement photo: Bill Gonyo
    Conflict 79k . Richard Miller, BMCS, USNR, Ret.
    Conflict 120k
    Conflict 28k
    Conflict 146k c. mid-1950s
    U.S. Navy photo
    Robert M. Cieri
    Conflict 105k c. mid-1960s.
    Homeward bound through the outer breakwater Conflict follows Dynamic (MSO 432) into Pier 9 at Long Beach Naval Station
    Photo by George Arthur
    Floyd Farar
    Conflict 56k c. 1962.
    Off Long Beach, CA
    Photo by George Arthur
    Conflict 119k c. 1965.
    Dry dock No. 1. Long Beach Naval Shipyard.
    Photo by George Arthur
    Conflict 335k c. 1966
    Naval Station Long Beach, CA
    Richard Miller, BMCS, USNR, Ret.

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Richard Yates Scott, USN23 March 1954 - 7 September 1954
    02LT Gordon Scott Whittaker, USN7 September 1954 - 29 July 1955
    03LCDR Robert Brock McClinton, USN - Retired as RADM29 July 1955 - 6 September 1957
    04LCDR Troy Gene Ray, USN - USNA Class of 19466 September 1957 - 6 January 1960
    05LCDR William C. Huddleston, USN6 January 1960 - 26 April 1960
    06CDR Alan Lee Peek, USN26 April 1960 - 18 August 1960
    07LCDR Roy Junior Ragland, USN18 August 1960 - 19 March 1962
    08LT Leon Eddy Ackart, USN19 March 1962 - 14 April 1962
    09LCDR Max L. Slankard, USN14 April 1962 - 17 July 1963
    10LCDR Andrew Ulysses Hassman, Jr., USN17 July 1963 - 3 July 1965
    11LCDR Murland Wesley Searight, USN3 July 1965 - 23 March 1968
    12LCDR Robert M. D'Alessio, USN23 March 1968 - 18 February 1970
    13LCDR James John Kulesz, Jr., USN - USNA Class of 196118 February 1970 - 6 September 1972
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Bill Gonyo

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