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Change (MSF 159)

Call sign:
November - India - Mike - Delta


Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Originally planned as Coastal Minesweeper Change (AMc 136)
  • Reclassified as a Minesweeper AM-159, 21 February 1942
  • Laid down 23 May 1942 by the Willamette Iron and Steel Corp., Portland, OR
  • Launched 15 December 1942
  • Commissioned USS Change (AM 159), 28 February 1944
  • Decommissioned 3 July 1946 at New Orleans, LA
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists out of commission, in reserve as December 1945
  • Reclassified as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-159, 7 February 1955
  • Scrapped in 1960.


  • 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 (hedgehog), 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 Francis Monroe Linderman, USN28 February 1944 - 31 July 1945
    02LCDR Charles Lund Alward, USNRMay 1946
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody

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