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Courtesy of Bill Yates

Advance (MSO 510)



Call sign:
November - Uniform - Zulu - Xray

Acme Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 28 June 1955 at Frank L. Sample, Jr., Inc., Boothbay Harbor, Maine
  • Launched 12 July 1956
  • Commissioned 16 June 1958
  • Decommissioned in December 1970 and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Mare Island Group
  • Struck from the Navy Register 15 May 1976
  • Sold for scrap 6 January 1977 to Oskco Edwards of Capistrano Beach, CA for $40,010
  • Later sold several times to private owners and is now docked at a private island near the Riverside Holland Marina in Knightsen, California
  • Caught fire/set afire 23 November 2013 and burned to the waterline.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 633 t.(lt), 750 t.(fl)
  • Length 173'
  • Beam 36'
  • Draft 14'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 78
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount and two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Four 570shp Packard diesel engines, two shafts, two controllable pitch propellers.
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    Size Image Description Source
    USS Advance (MSO 510)
    Advance 99k - 102 Minesweeper website
    Dick Lewis
    Advance (MSO 510)
    Lucid 80k 23 May 1972
    Mare Island Reserve Facility
    Lucid (MSO 458) and the Advance, along with two other unidentified Aggressive class minesweepers. In the background can be seen the mothballed Markab (AR-23)
    Photo from "Warship Boneyards," by Kitt and Carolyn Bonner
    Robert Hurst
    ex-Advance
    Advance 22k Photo taken November 1999 near Stockton, CA. Supposedly scrapped in 1977 Larry Sanderson
    Advance 12k c. 2007
    Beaver Island, Knightsen, CA
    For sale - $399,000 (along with Beaver Island)
    Tom Lawson
    Advance 26k
    Advance 43k
    Advance 122k 23 November 2013
    Photos by Kevin Hinman from Facebook
    Joe Radigan
    Advance 189k
    Advance 219k

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Coleman T. Brown, USN16 June 1958 - 1960
    02LCDR Richard J. Gorton, USN1960 - 27 July 1961
    03LT Foy Hook Bouknight, USN27 July 1961
    06LCDR William H. C. Lee Self, USN1964 - 1966
    07LCDR William J. Burch, USN1966 - 24 July 1967
    08LCDR J. D. Albright, USN24 July 1967
    09LCDR William Henry Hannaford, USN1968
    10LCDR Jimmy Don Henderson, USNMay 1970 - July 1970
    11LT John Thomas Donnelly, USNJuly 1970 - October 1970
    12LT William Arnold Coleman, Jr., USNOctober 1970 - 23 December 1970
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    View the Advance (MSO-510)
    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
    Back To The Main Photo Index Back To the Mine Warfare Ship Photo Index Back to the Ocean Minesweeper (MSO) Photo Index

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