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Indicative (AM 250)

Call sign:
Nan - George - Jig - Yoke

Indicative served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 29 September 1943 by the Savannah Machine and Foundry Co., Savannah, GA
  • Launched 12 December 1943
  • Commissioned USS Indicative (AM 250), 26 June 1944
  • Decommissioned 5 April 1945 at Cold Bay, AK
  • Transferred to the Soviet Union 20 May 1945 and reclassified T-273
  • Assigned to the Pacific Fleet 8 June 1945
  • Transferred 24 June 1947 to the Ministry of Mining, converted to a Whaling Vessel
  • Transferred to "Glavpromorrybprom" 7 August 1948 and named Cyclone
  • Scrapped in the early 1960s
  • Struck from the Navy Register 1 January 1983.


  • 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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    Commanding Officers
    01LT Edgar Albert Comee, USNR26 June 1944 - 21 May 1945
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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    Association of Minemen
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