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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive
Courtesy of Al Grazevich
Contributed by Mike Smolinski
Jacana (MSC 193)
Jacana served the Navies of the United States and Indonesia.
Falcon Class Motor Minesweeper:Laid down 26 February 1954 as AMS-193 by the Quincy Adams Yacht Yard, Quincy, MasschusettsRedesignated as a Coastal Minesweeper MSC-193, 7 February 1955Launched 25 February 1955Commissioned USS Jacana (MSC-193), 10 March 1955Transferred to Indonesia in 1971 and renamed Pulau Aruan (M 718)Struck from the Naval Register 1 May 1976Sold 1 September 1976.Fate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 362 t.Length 144' 3"Beam 27' 2"Draft 12'Speed 13.6 kts.Complement 39Armament: Two .50 cal. machine guns and one 81mm mortarPropulsion: Two 600shp Packard diesel engines, two shafts.
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||23 July 1964
Hampton Roads, VA
|Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
||c. August 1964
Little Creek, VA
|© Richard Leonhardt
|01||LTJG Watt William Jordan, Jr., USN||10 March 1955 - 1956|
|02||LT Charles Arthur Taylor, Jr., USN||1956 - 1958|
|03||LT Linus Ben Wensman, USN||1958 - February 1960|
|04||LT Donald Eugene Knepper, USN||February 1960 - 28 June 1961|
|05||LT Paul Ishan Bledsoe, USN||28 June 1961 - 1 March 1963|
|06||LT Robert Leroy Cox, USN||1 March 1963 - 9 December 1964|
|07||LCDR Charles Doyne Sillery, USN||9 December 1964 - 23 January 1967|
|08||LT Niles Walter Berry, USN||23 January 1967 - 26 September 1968|
|09||LT Emidio Joseph Merlino, USN (Officer-in-charge)||26 September 1968|
Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
View the Jacana (MSC-193)
DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
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Naval Minewarfare Association
Association of Minemen
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