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Ostrich (MSC[O] 29)
November - Quebec - Papa - Quebec
YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper: Laid down, 10 November 1943 at the Tacoma Boat Building Co., Tacoma, WA; Launched, 23 March 1944; Completed and commissioned USS YMS-430, 10 October 1944; Immobilized and placed in reduced commission, 3 July 1946 due to a lack of personnel; Placed in full commission, 10 December 1946; Reclassified as a Motor Minesweeper, and named USS Ostrich (AMS 29), 18 February 1947; Reclassified as a Coastal Minesweeper (Old), MSC(O)-29, 7 February 1955; Decommissioned in January 1958 at Green Cove Springs, FL; Struck from the Naval Register, 1 November 1959; Sold for scrap in 1960.
Specifications: Displacement 290 t.; Length 136'; Beam 24' 6"; Draft 6'; Speed 12 kts; Complement 50; Armament one single 3"/50 gun mount, two 20mm, two dcp; Propulsion two 880shp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, two shafts.
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||1 June 1955
Off Newport, RI.
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Photo by Nobe Smith
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