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Reform (AM 286)

Call sign:
Nan - Queen - How - Queen

Reform served the Navies of the United States and the Republic of China

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 24 June 1943 by the General Engineering and Dry Dock Co., Alameda, CA
  • Launched 29 January 1944
  • Commissioned 28 February 1945
  • Decommissioned 9 November 1946 at Subic Bay, Philippines
  • Transferred to the Republic of China 15 June 1948
  • Struck from the Naval Register 13 July 1948
  • Scrapped in 1950.


  • 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
    Reform 61k David Wright
    Reform 52k
    Reform 70k
    Reform 647k c. May 1945
    Ulithi, Caroline Islands
    Original Caption: "A tender in Ulithi harbor with a brood of submarine chasers lashed to it for repairs and supplies."
    Ships identified in photo are Mindanao (ARG 3) [the tender], Reform (AM 286) (just off the bow of Mindanao) and SC-1372 in the center of the brood
    Photographer: Lt. Gallagher
    National Archives photo 80-G-408145
    National Archives
    Photo added 20 August 2020

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Francis Worcester, Jr., USNR28 February 1945 - 9 October 1945
    02LT Robert Louis Lambert, USNR9 October 1945 - 16 November 1945
    03LT Ernest Edward Fifield, USN16 November 1945
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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