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Reaper (MSO 467)
ex-AM-467



Call sign:
November - Juliet - Lima - Mike

Aggressive Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 15 May 1952 at Wilmington Boat Works, Wilmington, CA
  • Launched 25 June 1954
  • Commissioned USS Reaper (AM-467), 10 November 1954
  • Reclassified as an Ocean Minesweeper MSO-467, 7 February 1955
  • Decommissioned 22 September 1972
  • Transferred to the Ship Inactivation Maintenance Facility Pacific Reserve Fleet Vallejo, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 February 1975
  • Sold for scrap 7 January 1977 by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service to Edward Hixson, Los Alamitos, CA, for $26,769.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 630 t.(lt), 755 t.(fl)
  • Length 172'
  • Beam 35'
  • Draft 10'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 80
  • Armament: As built, one single 40 mm gun mount, two .50 cal machine guns, final configuration, bow gun replaced by one twin 20 mm 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
    Reaper 41k Photo courtesy QMCM Dave Teems, Sr., USN, Ret. Dick Lewis
    102 Minesweeper Website
    Reaper 42k . .
    Reaper 255k . Charles Lamm
    Reaper 130k c. 1960s.
    Somewhere in the Pacific Northwest
    From the American Legion Post, Newport, OR.
    John Montgomery
    Reaper 45k c. 1960s.
    Somewhere in the Pacific Northwest
    K. Dupree, YNCS, USN, Ret.
    Reaper 30k c. Spring 1968
    Reaper en route to WestPac Deployment.
    CDR R. C. Kahler, USN, Ret.
    Former Commanding Officer of Reaper 1968 - 1971

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Clayton L. Robertson, USN10 November 1954 - 1956
    02LT Tom Murphy, USN1956 - 1958
    03LCDR John Bentley Rivers, USN1958 - 1960
    04LCDR J. J. Hafner, USN1960 - 1963
    05LCDR John Morton Henson, USN1963 - 1964
    06LCDR Peter Hill Orvis, USN1964 - 1965
    07LCDR J. W. Ramsey, USN1965 - 1967
    08LCDR Robert Monroe Woolnough, USN1967 - 1968
    09CDR Robert Charles Kahler, USN1968 - 1971
    10CDR James Haller, USN1971 - 22 September 1972
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    View the Reaper (MSO-467)
    DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    102 Minesweepers (MSO) Oceangoing Minesweepers
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen

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