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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive
Courtesy of Al Grazevich
Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler
Salute (MSO 470)
November - Bravo - Oscar - Papa
Aggressive Class Minesweeper:Laid down 15 March 1953 as AM-470 by the Luders Marine Construction Co., Stamford, ConnecticutLaunched 14 August 1954Reclassified as an Ocean Minesweeper, MSO-470, 7 February 1955Commissioned USS Salute (MSO-470), 4 May 1955Decommissioned 15 May 1970Struck from the Naval Register 1 February 1971Sold for scrapping in 1971 to Charles Gural of Rahway, NJ for $1,700.
Specifications:Displacement 775 t.Length 172'Beam 35'Draft 12'Speed 14 kts.Complement 78Armament: 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 remainPropulsion: Four Packard ID1700 diesel engines, replaced by four Waukasha Motors Co. diesels, two shafts, two controllable pitch propellers.
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|Salute (MSO 470)
||26 January 1955
Luders Marine Construction Co., Stamford, Connecticut
National Archives photo ARC Identifier 6932487
|USS Salute (MSO 470)
||Richard Miller, BMCS, USNR, Ret.
|01||LT John James Parish, USN||4 May 1955 - 1957|
|02||LCDR Charles Edward Bradford, USN||1957|
|03||LCDR Robert Thomas Ruxton, USN||1960|
|04||LCDR Raymond Francis Keough, USN||1961 - December 1962|
|05||LT Eugene Edward Sheehy, USN||December 1962 - July 1964|
|06||LCDR Weldon James Bowling, USN||July 1964|
|07||LCDR William Henry Lockard, USN||3 August 1966 - 14 September 1968|
|08||LCDR Weldon James Bowling, USN||14 September 1968 - 14 May 1970|
Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Richard C. Dreger
View the Salute (MSO-470)
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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