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Garland (MSF 238)

Call sign:
November - Delta - Kilo - Romeo

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 13 October 1943 by the Winslow Marine Railway and Ship Building Co., Seattle, WA
  • Launched 20 February 1944
  • Commissioned USS Garland (AM 238), 26 August 1944
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as December 1945
  • Decommissioned 2 August 1946 at Orange, TX
  • Reclassified as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-238, 7 February 1955
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 April 1960
  • Sold 24 October 1960 to Ships and Power, Inc. of Miami, FL
  • 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-guns) and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 855shp Cooper Bessemer GSB-8 diesel engines, National Supply Co. single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Garland 199k Wearing camouflage 32/21D in Puget Sound, WA some time in September/October 1944. The colors are dull black and light gray
    National Archives photos BS 73491, BS 73492, BS 73493 and BS 73494 from the Bureau of Ships collection
    Ships of the U.S. Navy in WWII “Dazzle” Camouflage
    Garland 111k
    Garland 241k
    Garland 109k
    Garland 190k c. 1969
    Miami River, FL
    James Barton

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Carl Carmichael, USNR26 August 1944 - 21 November 1944
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody

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