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U.S.S. FRIGATEBIRD

(MSC-191)

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MSC-191 Deployments - Major Events

Add a MSC-191 Shellback Initiation Add a MSC-191 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUL 1953 - Keel Date: 20 JUL 1953
at Quincy Adams Yacht Yard
OCT 1953 - Launch Date: 24 OCT 1953
JAN 1955 - Commissioned: 13 JAN 1955
OCT 1962 - OCT 1962 Cuban Missle Blockade

MSC-191 General Specifications

Class: Bluebird-class minesweeper

Named for: frigate bird

Complement: 39 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 290 tons

Length: 144 feet 3 inches

Beam: 28 feet

Flank Speed: 13 knots

Final Disposition: Sold for scrap 1 September 1976