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Augury (MSF 149)

Call sign:
November - Echo - Romeo - Yankee


Augury served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Originally planned as Coastal Minesweeper, Augury (AMc 126)
  • Reclassified as a Minesweeper, AM-149, 21 February 1942
  • Laid down 7 December 1942 by the Tampa Shipbuilding Co. Inc., Tampa, FL
  • Launched 23 February 1943
  • Commissioned USS Augury (AM 149), 17 March 1943
  • Decommissioned 18 July 1945 at Cold Bay, AK; transferred to the Soviet Union and reclassified T-334
  • Participated in the Kurile Island Landing OPerations in August 1945
  • Converted to a Dispatch Ship
  • Named Gazimur 12 January 1955
  • Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-149, 7 February 1955
  • Reclassfied as a Receiving Ship, BRN-12, 27 February 1956
  • Scrapped in the early 1960s
  • Struck from the Navy Register 1 January 1983.


  • Displacement 650 t.
  • Length 184' 6"
  • Beam 33'
  • Draft 9' 9"
  • Speed 14.8 kts.
  • Complement 104
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two twin 40mm gun mounts, one depth charge projector (hedgehogs), and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,710shp ALCO 539 diesel engines, Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Augury 206k Photo from the book "Flot SSSR, Korabli i suda lendliza" (Soviet Navy. Lend-lease Warships and Vessels) by S. S. Berezhnoi Alex I. Khomenko
    Kiev, Ukraine
    Augury 72k Kodiak, AK Joe Radigan
    Augury 147k Wearing camouflage 32/21D at Tampa, FL on 18 March 1944
    National Archives photos BS 63316 and BS 63317 from the Bureau of Ships collection
    Ships of the U.S. Navy in WWII “Dazzle” Camouflage
    Augury 138k
    Augury 74k 6 June 1944 Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Arthur George Wood, Jr., USNR17 March 1943 - 9 May 1944
    02LCDR John Edward Stonington, USNR9 May 1944 - 18 July 1945
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody

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