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Rampart (MSF 282)

Call sign:
November - Quebec - Golf - Alpha

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

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 24 November 1943 by the Gulf Shipbuilding Corp., Chickasaw, AL
  • Launched 30 March 1944
  • Commissioned USS Rampart (AM 282), 18 November 1944
  • Decommissioned 20 May 1945 at Cold Bay, AK; transferred to the Soviet Union and reclassified T-282
  • Assigned to the Pacific Fleet 5 June 1945
  • Participated in the landing at Genzan (Wonsan), Korea 8 August 1945
  • Transferred 7 August 1948 to the Ministry of Transport, converted to a whaling vessel and named Shkval (Squall)
  • Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-282, 7 February 1955
  • Scrapped in the early 1960s.


  • 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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    Commanding Officers
    01LT Stanley Francis Luce, USNR18 November 1944 - 20 May 1945
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody

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