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Marvel (MSF 262)

Call sign:
November - Golf - Yankee - Golf

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

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 12 April 1943 by the American Shipbuilding Co., Lorain, OH
  • Launched 31 July 1943
  • Commissioned USS Marvel (AM 262), 9 June 1944
  • Decommissioned 20 May 1945
  • Transferred to the Soviet Union 21 May 1945 and reclassified T-274
  • Assigned to the Pacific Fleet 8 June 1945
  • Transferred 3 July 1947 to "Minrybprom" and converted into a whaling vessel
  • Transferred to "Glavpromorrybprom" 7 August 1948 and named Passat
  • Reclassified by the U.S. Navy as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-262, 7 February 1955
  • 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, 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 Vincent dePaul Hurley, USNR9 June 1944 - 20 May 1945
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody
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    Association of Minemen
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