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Peril (MSF 272)

Call sign:
Nan - Peter - Uncle - Love

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

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 1 February 1943 by the Gulf Shipbuilding Co., Chickasaw, AL
  • Launched 25 July 1943
  • Commissioned USS Peril (AM 272), 2 April 1944
  • Decommissioned 20 May 1945 at Cold Bay, AK
  • Transfered to the Soviet Union 22 May 1945 and reclassified T-281
  • Assigned to the Pacific Fleet 27 June 1945
  • Participated in the landing at Rasin, Korea 12 August 1945
  • Awarded the "Guards Rank" 26 August 1945
  • Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-272, 7 February 1955
  • Reclassified BRN-32, 3 December 1956
  • Scrapped 18 January 1960.


  • 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 855shp Cooper Bessemer GSB-8 diesel engines, National Supply Co. single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Peril 67k George Pol
    Peril 53k
    Peril 59k c. 1947/1947
    Peril 64k

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Donald Wilson Phillips, USNR2 April 1944 - 18 February 1945
    02LT Arthur Patrick Keegan, Jr., USNR18 February 1945 - 20 May 1945
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody

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