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USS DYNAMIC (MSO-432) - an Aggressive-class minesweeper

In Commission 1953 to 1971

MSO-432 Deployments - Major Events

Add a MSO-432 Shellback Initiation Add a MSO-432 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
OCT 1951 - Keel Date: 31 OCT 1951
at Colberg Boat Works Stockton CA
DEC 1952 - Launch Date: 17 DEC 1952
DEC 1953 - Commissioned: 15 DEC 1953
JUL 1958 - Shellback Initiation - 15 JUL 1958 - Atlantic Ocean
MAR 1963 - MAY 1963 Rescue operations grounded SS THADEI VILLAGE Yokohama Bay
MAR 1966 - Shellback Initiation - 27 MAR 1966 - Indian Ocean
NOV 1967 - JUN 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB 1969 - OCT 1969 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1971 - Decommissioned: 8 JUN 1971

MSO-432 General Specifications

Class: Aggressive-class minesweeper

Complement: 6 Officers and 74 Enlisted

Displacement: 630 tons

Length: 172 feet

Beam: 35 feet

Draft: 10 feet

Final Disposition: Sold to Spain 17 July 1971


The second Dynamic (AM-432) was launched 17 December 1952 by Colberg Boat Works, Stockton, Calif.; sponsored by Mrs. R. W. Harbey; and commissioned 15 December 1953, Lieutenant Commander J. F. Butler in command. She was reclassified MSO-432 on 7 February 1955.

Assigned to Mine Division 91, Squadron 9, Mine Force, Pacific Fleet, Dynamic operated out of her home port of Long Beach, Calif., that included training with other ships, aircraft, soldiers and Marines, and with minesweepers of other navies. She cruised to the Far East in 1957-58 visiting ports in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, and participated in minesweeping exercises with ships of the Chinese Nationalist and Korean navies. She made a similar cruise in the first half of 1960, joined the other fleet units in the "Pacific Festival" at San Francisco in September and received a yard overhaul during the remainder of the year.

[Note: The above USS DYNAMIC (MSO-432) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS DYNAMIC (MSO-432), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]