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Bombard (MSF 151)

Call sign: November - Echo - Tango - Oscar


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

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Originally planned as Bombard (AMc 128)
  • Reclassified AM-151, 21 February 1942
  • Laid down 7 December 1942 by the Tampa Shipbuilding Co. Inc., Tampa, FL
  • Launched 23 February 1943
  • Commissioned USS Bombard (AM 151), 31 May 1944
  • Decommissioned 18 July 1945 at Cold Bay, AK; transferred to the Soviet Union and reclassified T-336
  • Assigned to the Pacific Fleet 11 August 1945
  • Reclassified as a Dispatch Ship 4 March 1953
  • Named Gydan 16 June 1954
  • Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-151, 7 February 1955
  • Scrapped 12 February 1963
  • Struck from the Naval 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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    Commanding Officers
    01LT David Mayne Elder, Jr., USNR31 May 1944 - 18 July 1945
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody

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