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Lucid (AM 259)

Call sign:
Nan - George - Victor - Dog

Lance served the Navies of the United States and the Republic of China.

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • The first Lucid was laid down 20 February 1943 by the American Shipbuilding Co., Lorain, OH
  • Launched 5 June 1943
  • Commissioned USS Lucid (AM 259), 1 December 1943
  • Decommissioned 28 August 1945 at Miami, FL
  • Transferred to the Republic of China in February 1948 and renamed Yung Ting (AM 45)
  • Reclassified as a Survey Ship and renamed Yang Ming (AGS 362)
  • Permanently transferred to the Republic of China 12 March 1948 and struck from the Naval Register the same day
  • Decommissioned 1 July 1972 and struck from the Chinese Navy list
  • 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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    Yung Ming 50k Yung Ting (AM 45) Chinese Navy

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Charles Bulfinch, USNR1 December 1943
    02LT William George Dwinell, II, USNR23 September 1944 - 18 April 1945
    03LT Hugh Samuel Meredith, USNR18 April 1945 - 29 August 1945
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody

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