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Reproof (AM 290)

Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Item - Nan

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 1 December 1944 as Reproof (AM 290) by the General Engineering and Dry Dock Co., Alameda, CA
  • Launched 8 August 1944
  • Construction canceled 11 November 1945
  • Hull purchased in 1947 and completed as Harcourt Malcolm
  • Renamed Cotten Bay in 1953
  • Renamed Stratford in 1960
  • Renamed Anastasio in 1968
  • No longer on the merchant shipping lists into the 1980s
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 998 t.
  • Length 184' 6"
  • Beam 33'
  • Draft 9' 9"
  • Speed 14.8 kts.
  • Propulsion: Two 1,710shp Cooper Bessemer GSB-8 diesel engines, National Supply Co. single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Reproof 186k c. 1945
    Fitting out at the General Engineering and Drydock Co., Alameda, California
    U.S. Navy photo NH 72389
    Naval History and Heritage Command

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