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Incessant (AM 248)

Call sign:
Nan - Fox - Zebra - William

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 3 July 1943 by the Savannah Machine and Foundry Co., Savannah, GA
  • Launched 22 October 1943
  • Commissioned USS Incessant (AM 248), 25 March 1944
  • Decommissioned 6 November 1946 at Seattle, WA
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 30 November 1948 and sold to R. A. Rutherford
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists transfer to the Maritime Commission as December 1948
  • Converted to river service in 1949 at Paducah Marine Ways, Paducah, KY and renamed Commercial Ohioan
  • In service up to 1955
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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 and two 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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    Incessant 80k 11 August 1955
    Commercial Ohioan on the Ohio river

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Charles Henry Romig, USNR25 March 1944 - 31 May 1945
    02LT George Murray Curran, USNR31 May 1945 - 6 October 1945
    03LT David William Maguire, USN6 October 1945 - 2 December 1945
    04LTJG George William Schelling, USNR12 January 1946
    05LT Richard Howard Johnston, Jr., USN - USNA Class of 194327 March 1946 - 6 November 1946
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody

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