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USS CONFLICT (MSO-426) - an Aggressive-class minesweeper

In Commission 1954 to 1973

MSO-426 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
AUG 1951 - Keel Date: 13 AUG 1951
at Fulton Shipyard Antioch CA
DEC 1952 - Launch Date: 16 DEC 1952
MAR 1954 - Commissioned: 23 MAR 1954
JAN 1962 - AUG 1962 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1968 - JAN 1970 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL 1971 - FEB 1972 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL 1971 - DEC 1971 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL 1971 - DEC 1971 West Pac
JUL 1971 - FEB 1972 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1973 - Decommissioned: 12 JAN 1973

MSO-426 General Specifications

Class: Aggressive-class minesweeper

Complement: 72 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 630 tons

Length: 172 feet

Beam: 36 feet

Draft: 10 feet

Final Disposition: Sold for scrapping 1973


The second Conflict (AM-426) was launched 16 December 1952 by Fulton Shipyard, Antioch, Calif.; sponsored by Mrs. E. T. Aldrich, wife of Captain Aldrich; commissioned 23 March 1954, Lieutenant R. Y. Scott in command; and reported to the Pacific Fleet.

Conflict operated on the west coast between 12 April 1954 and 4 January 1956, conducting acoustic ranging experiments, noise reduction experiments, and removing practice mine fields. She was reclassified MSO-426 on 7 February 1955. She sailed from Long Beach 4 January 1956 for Pearl Harbor, where between 15 January and 20 February, she conducted underwater photography operations. She returned to Long Beach 1 March, and during April conducted shock tests off San Clemente Island. Conflict joined harbor defense exercises at San Diego and carried out other local operations until 5 August 1957, when she sailed from Long Beach for Pearl Harbor, Midway, and Yokosuka, arriving 31 August. She operated in Japanese waters, called at Hong Kong, and joined ships of the Republic of China in minesweeping exercises off Formosa, returning to Long Beach 1 March for west coast operations during the remainder of the year. She returned to duty in the Far East 14 March 1960, calling at Manila, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japanese ports before sailing for the west coast 24 June. Local operations were resumed through the remainder of 1960.

[Note: The above USS CONFLICT (MSO-426) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS CONFLICT (MSO-426), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]