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Delegate (AM 217)

Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - Roger - Dog

Delegate served the Navies of the United States and the Republic of China

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 27 December 1942 by the Tampa Shipbuilding Co., Tampa, FL
  • Launched 28 March 1943
  • Commissioned USS Delegate (AM 217), 30 April 1945
  • Decommissioned 29 May 1946 and turned over to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission for transfer to the Republic of China
  • Reclassified a Patrol Frigate and renamed Yung Ho (PF 53)
  • Decommissioned and struck 1 September 1962
  • Scrapped in 1963.


  • Displacement 945 t. (fl)
  • Length 184' 6"
  • Beam 33'
  • Draft 9' 9"
  • Speed 14.8 kts.
  • Complement 104
  • Armament: One 3"/50 cal. dual purpose mount, one twin 40mm gun mount, six 20mm gun mounts, one depth charge projector (hedgehogs), four depth charge projectors (K-guns), and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,710shp Cooper Bessemer GSB-8 diesel engines, National Supply Co. single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    AM-153/217/225 55k c. May 1946
    Whangpoo River, Shanghai, China
    LCI-195, Buoyant (AM 153), Elusive (AM 225), and Delegate.
    Michael B. Kirby
    AM-217/225 70k 14 May 1946
    Whangpoo River, Shanghai, China
    Delegate inboard of Elusive (AM 225).

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Nelson Willard Millard, USNR30 April 1945
    02LT Robert Douglas Zucker, USNR15 November 1945 - 29 May 1946
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves, R. A. Moody and Joe Radigan

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