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Control (MSF 164)

Call sign:
November - Delta - Quebec - Mike


Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Originally planned as Coastal Minesweeper Control (AMc 141)
  • Reclassified as a Minesweeper AM-164, 21 February 1942
  • Laid down 15 June 1942 by the Willamette Iron and Steel Corp., Portland, OR
  • Launched 28 January 1943
  • Commissioned USS Control (AM 164), 11 May 1944
  • Decommissioned 6 June 1946 at San Diego, CA
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists out of commission, in reserve as December 1945
  • Reclassified as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-163, 7 February 1955
  • Sold for scrap 30 March 1959.


  • 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
    01LCDR Stanley Arthur Brand, USNR11 May 1944 - 16 April 1945
    02LT Ernest Treadwell Chadwell, Jr., USN16 April 1945
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody

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