MSO-428 General Specifications
Class: Agile-class minesweeper
Complement: 74 Officers and Enlisted
Displacement: 620 tons
Length: 172 feet
Beam: 36 feet
Draft: 10 feet
Final Disposition: Sold for scrap 26 January 1984
USS DASH (MSO-428)
The second Dash (AM-428) was launched 20 September
1952 by Astoria Marine Construction Co., Astoria, Oreg.; sponsored by Mrs. D.
McKay; and commissioned 14 August 1953, Lieutenant Commander R. Giamotti in
command. She was reclassified MSO-428, 7 February 1955.
Sailing from San Diego 12 June 1954 Dash arrived at Charleston, S.C., 6 July.
She sailed out of Charleston on local duty
and for refresher training at Key West, until 4 January 1956 when she got underway with her division for a tour of duty in the Mediterranean
with the 6th Fleet. She returned to
Charleston 11 June.
Dash served in the Mediterranean again between 1 May and
2 October 1957 and between 27 April and 27 August 1959. Through 1962, she
operated along the east coast and in the Caribbean in amphibious and mine
[Note: The above USS DASH (MSO-428) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS DASH (MSO-428), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]