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USS DETECTOR (MSO-429) - an Agile-class minesweeper

In Commission 1954 to 1982

MSO-429 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
OCT 1951 - Keel Date: 1 OCT 1951
DEC 1952 - Launch Date: 5 DEC 1952
JAN 1954 - Commissioned: 26 JAN 1954
JAN 1964 - JAN 1965 Cuban Missle Blockade
MAR 1968 - NOV 1969 West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT 1982 - Decommissioned: 2 OCT 1982
OCT 1982 - OCT 1982 Ship was decommissioned 1 OCTOBER 1982 vice 2 October

MSO-429 General Specifications

Complement: 74 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 620 tons

Length: 172 feet

Beam: 36 feet

Draft: 10 feet

Flank Speed: 16 knots


The second Detector (AM-429) was launched 5 December 1952 by Astoria Marine Construction Co., Astoria, Oreg.; sponsored by Mrs. W. Norblad; and commissioned 26 January 1954, Lieutenant Commander J. E. Tingle in command. She was reclassified MSO-429, 7 February 1955.

Detector sailed from San Diego 18 October 1954 to join Mine Force, Atlantic Fleet, and arrived at Charleston, S.C., 8 November. Along with her operations in the local area and off Florida on mine exercises, she served tours of duty with the 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean in 1956, 1957, and 1959. She cruised to northern Europe between 12 May and 30 September 1958 and through 1962 took part in training and amphibious exercises.

[Note: The above USS DETECTOR (MSO-429) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS DETECTOR (MSO-429), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]