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Design (MSF 219)

Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - Uncle - Baker

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 12 March 1943 by the Tampa Shipbuilding Co., Tampa, FL
  • Launched 6 February 1944
  • Commissioned USS Design (AM 219), 29 June 1944
  • Placed in commission, in reserve, 14 May 1946 at Orange, TX
  • Decommissioned 24 August 1946
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists out of commission, in reserve as December 1945
  • Reclassified as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-219, 7 February 1955
  • Scrapped in late 1955.


  • Displacement 945 t.(fl)
  • Length 184' 6"
  • Beam 33'
  • Draft 9' 9"
  • Speed 14.8 kts.
  • Complement 104
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose mount, one twin 40mm gun mount, six 20mm gun mounts, one depth charge projector (hedgehog), 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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    Commanding Officers
    01LT Leonard Albert Young, USNR29 June 1944 - 31 October 1945
    02LT Herbert Donald Strauss, USNR31 October 1945 - 24 August 1946
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody

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    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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