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Creddock (MSF 356)

Call sign:
November - Hotel - Yankee - Papa

Creddock served the Navies of the United States and Burma (Union of Myanmar)

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 10 November 1943 by the Willamette Iron and Steel Corp., Portland, OR
  • Launched 22 July 1944
  • Commissioned USS Creddock (AM 356), 18 December 1945
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as December 1945
  • Decommissioned 26 March 1946 at San Diego, CA
  • Reclassified as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-356, 7 February 1955
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 February 1967
  • Transferred 31 March 1967 to Burma (Union of Myanmar) and renamed Yan Gyi Aung (M 42)
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 945 t.
  • Length 184' 6"
  • Beam 33'
  • Draft 9' 9"
  • Speed 14.8 kts.
  • Complement 104
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two twin 40mm gun mounts, six 20mm gun mounts, one depth charge projector (hedgehog), four depth charge projectors (k-guns), and two depth
    charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 855shp Busch Sulzer 539 diesel engines, Farrel Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Creddock 71k Namesake: Creddock. A shore bird better known as turnstone Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 22 June 2020

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG John Charles Elliott, USNR18 December 1945
    02LTJG Albert James Sommers, USNR21 January 1946
    03LTJG Edward Steven Gaiennie, USNR15 February 1946 - 26 March 1946
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody

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