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Magnet (AM 260)

Call sign:
November - Golf - Tango - Whiskey

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

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 13 March 1943 by the American Shipbuilding Co., Lorain, OH
  • Launched 5 June 1943
  • Commissioned USS Magnet (AM 260), 10 March 1944
  • Decommissioned, 28 August 1945 at Miami, FL, transferred to the Republic of China and renamed Yung Shun (MSF 46)
  • Transferred outright to the Republic of China 7 February 1948
  • Struck from the Naval Register 12 March 1948
  • Removed from service in 1963 and believed scrapped.


  • 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, one twin 40mm gun mount, six 20mm gun mounts, one depth charge projector (hedgehogs), 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 Herbert Albert Babione, USNR10 March 1944 - 28 August 1945
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody

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