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Dompaire call sign:
Foxtrot - Alpha - Sierra - Yankee

AM-454 was built for France

AM-450 Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 15 January 1953 as AM-454 by the Bellingham Shipyards Co., Bellingham, WA
  • Launched 11 April 1953
  • Completed 23 June 1954
  • Transferred to France 16 July 1954 and named Dompaire (M 616)
  • Reclassified by U.S. Navy as an Ocean Minesweeper, MSO-454, 7 February 1955
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1983
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 750 t.
  • Length 171'
  • Beam 35'
  • Draft 10' 4"
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement 39
  • Armament,: One 40mm mount and two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    MSO-454 48k . Dick Lewis
    MSO-454 88k Photos by Marine Nationale Robert Hurst
    MSO-454 118k
    MSO-454 207k
    MSO-454 389k 28 August 1984
    Toulon, France
    Carlo Martinelli

    There is no DANFS history available for MSO-454
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    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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