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Facility (MSF 233)

Call sign:
November - Delta - Golf - India


Facility served the Navies of the United States and Mexico

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 29 March 1944 as Patrol Craft Escort, PCE-906 by the Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Co., Seattle, WA
  • Reclassified as a Minesweeper, AM-233
  • Launched 22 June 1944
  • Commissioned USS Facility (AM 233), 29 November 1944
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as December 1945
  • Decommissioned 11 September 1946 at Galveston, TX
  • Reclassified as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-233, 7 February 1955
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 May 1962
  • Transferred to Mexico 2 October 1962 and named ARM DM-04
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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-gun), 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
    Execute/Facility 145k Launch day
    Photo from the June 1944 edition of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer
    Joe Radigan
    Execute/Facility 184k Off Seattle, Washington, 21 November 1944
    Courtesy of D. M. McPherson, 1974
    U.S. Navy photo NH 81368
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    Photo added 24 January 2021

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Christopher Roy Jennette, USNR29 November 1944 - November 1945
    02LT Gerald Martin Fox, USNR24 November 1945
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody

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