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Saunter (AM 295)

Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Oboe - Nan

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 23 November 1942 by the Winslow Marine Railway and Ship Building Co., Seattle, WA
  • Launched 20 February 1943
  • Commissioned 22 January 1944
  • Decommissioned 22 October 1945 at Alameda, CA
  • Struck from the Naval Register 13 November 1945
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal 24 April 1946
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists transfer to the War Shipping Administration in April 1947
  • Sold in April 1947 to Learner and Co. of Oakland, CA
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 945 t.(fl)
  • Length 184' 6"
  • Beam 33'
  • Draft 9' 9"
  • Speed 14.8 kts.
  • Complement 104
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose mount, one twin 40mm gun mount, six 20mm gun mounts, one depth charge projector (hedgehog), 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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    Saunter 276k Addendum to Dictionary of American Fighting Ships Ron Reeves

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR James Robert Keefer, USNR22 January 1944 - 14 June 1945
    02LT Dallas Walker Hunter, USNR14 June 1945 - 27 October 1945
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody

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