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USS DASH (MSO-428) - an Agile-class minesweeper

In Commission 1953 to 1982

MSO-428 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUL 1951 - Keel Date: 2 JUL 1951
at Astoria Marine Construction Co. Astoria Oregon
SEP 1952 - Launch Date: 20 SEP 1952
AUG 1953 - Commissioned: 14 AUG 1953
SEP 1962 - FEB 1963 Mediterranean
OCT 1982 - Decommissioned: 2 OCT 1982

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


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 warfare exercises.

[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]