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Seer (MMC 5)

Call sign:
November - Alpha - Xray - Golf

Seer served the Navies of the United States and Norway.

Auk Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 28 November 1941 by the American Shipbuilding Co., Lorain (Cleveland), OH
  • Launched 23 May 1942
  • Commissioned USS Seer (AM 112), 21 October 1942
  • Decommissioned 26 April 1947 at Orange, TX and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet Texas Group, Orange
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists out of commission, in reserve as August 1946
  • Recommissioned 8 November 1950
  • Reclassified as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-112, 7 February 1955
  • Decommissioned 11 March 1955 at Green Cove Springs, FL
  • Reclassified as a Coastal Minelayer, MMC-5, 31 October 1958
  • Conversion to Coastal Minelayer begun in Norway in September 1960 and completed in September 1962
  • Transferred to the Royal Norwegian Navy 15 December 1962 and renamed KNM Uller (N 50)
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 March 1963
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 890 t.
  • Length 221' 2"
  • Beam 32'
  • Draft 10' 9"
  • Speed 18.1 kts.
  • Complement 105
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two 40mm gun mounts, two 20mm gun mounts, two depth charge tracks and five depth charge projectors
  • Propulsion: Two 1,766shp General Motors 12-278 diesel engines, Farrel- Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Seer 109k Under construction Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    USS Seer (AM 112)
    Seer 34k c. March 1945
    National Archives photo from Allied Escort Ships of World War II by Peter Elliott
    Krlicbegovic Edib
    Bosnia & Hercegovina
    KNM Uller (N 50)
    Seer 117k Royal Norwegian Navy photo Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01CDR Albert Frederick Block, USN21 October 1942
    02LCDR Hiram Samuel Walker, USN20 November 1943
    03LT Robert R. Hagedorn, USNR - (Executive Officer in temporary command)15 December 1944
    04LCDR Hiram Samuel Walker, USN9 January 1945
    05LTJG Anthony James Kodis, USNR - (Executive Officer in temporary command)21 July 1945
    06LCDR Robert Burns Campbell, USNR5 August 1945
    07LT George Michael Williams, USNR21 December 1945
    08LT Roger Williams Stevenson, USNR10 March 1946
    09LTJG Richard Dorse Byrd, USN20 January 1947 - 26 April 1947
    10LCDR Vincent Louis Cassani, Jr., USN8 November 1950 - March 1952
    11LCDR C. Wayne Loree, USNMarch 1952 - 1954
    12LCDR Walter J. Harris, USN1954 - 11 March 1955
    ??LCDR Frank C. P. McGlinn, USN
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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