U.S.S. Minivet - AM 371 - Mine Sweeper


Specifications: Displacement 890 t.; Length 221' 1"; Beam 32' 2"; Draft 10' 9"; Speed 18.1 kts; Complement 117; Armament one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two single 40mm gun mounts, six single 20mm gun mounts, one depth charge thrower (hedgehogs), four depth charge projectiles (k-guns), two depth charge tracks; Propulsion two 3,532shp General Motors 12-278A diesel electric drive engines, Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

Auk Class Minesweeper: Laid down, 19 July 1944 by the Savannah Machine and Foundry Co., Savannah, GA; Launched, 8 November 1944; Commissioned 29 May 1945; Struck a mine in the Tsushima Straits and sank, 29 December 1945; Struck from the Naval Register, 21 January 1946.

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