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Might (PG 94)

Call sign:
Nan - Yoke - Tare - William

ex-HMS Musk (K 289)

British Flower Class Corvette/Action Class Patrol Gunboat: Laid down 2 November 1941 as Canadian Corvette CN-312 by the Morton Engineering and Drydock Co., Ltd., Quebec, Canada; Launched as HMS Musk (K 289), 15 July 1942; Transferred to the U.S. Navy 20 July 1942; Commissioned USS Might (PG-94), 15 July 1942; Decommissioned 9 October 1945 at Charleston. SC; Struck from the Naval Register 24 October 1945; Transferred to the Maritime Commission 18 October 1946 for disposal; Sold into mercantile service to the United Boat Service, City Island, NY; Sold in 1950 to Balleneros Ltd., Panama and renamed Olympic Explorer, a whale catcher; Sold 1956 to a Japanese Shipping Co. and renamed Otori Maru No.12; Renamed Kyo Maru No.12 in 1957. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 1375 t; Length 205'; Beam 33'; Draft 14' 7"; Speed 16.5 kts; Complement 90; Armament two 3"/50 dual purpose mounts, two 20mm guns, two dct, four dcp, one hedgehog dcp; Propulsion two 3-drum express boilers, 2,750ihp vertical triple expansion Canadian Vickers engine, one shaft.

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Flower Class Corvette 168k "Escort Vessel (Corvette) - (Flower Class) - With Extended Forecastle, Increased Sheer, & Fuller Lines Fwd."
U.S. Navy preliminary design plan, copied from Smith Dock Co., Ltd., Drawing No. 232. This plan, dated April 1941, is for a modification of the British "Flower" class corvette. Scale of the original drawing is not given, but appears to be 1/16" = 1'.
The original plan is in the 1939-1944 "Spring Styles Book" held by the Naval Historical Center.
U.S. Navy photo S-511-30
Naval Historical Center
Might 112k Underway, circa 1942-1944.
Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1974.
U.S. Navy photo NH 79085
Naval Historical Center
Might 65k Underway in harbor, circa 1945.
Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1974.
U.S. Navy photo NH 79085
Naval Historical Center

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DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation
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