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U.S.S. ENGAGE

(MSO-433)

WOODEN HULL IRON MEN

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USS ENGAGE (MSO-433) - an Aggressive class minesweeper

In Commission 1954 to 1991

MSO-433 Deployments - Major Events

Add a MSO-433 Shellback Initiation Add a MSO-433 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV1951-Keel Date: 7 NOV 1951
at Colberg Boat Works Stockton CA
JUN1953-Launch Date: 18 JUN 1953
JUN1954-Commissioned: 29 JUN 1954
APR1962-DEC1962West Pac
JUL1962-NOV1962West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY1964-DEC1964West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1968-JAN1969West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1968-JAN1969West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1968-JAN1969West Pac
JAN1969-JAN1970West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1971-JAN1972West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN1971-JAN1974West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV1971-DEC1971West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1973-JUL1973West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1974-APR1974Transferred to reserve fleet. Transited to St. Petersburg FL.
JUL1974-Shellback Initiation - 12 JUL 1974 - Pacific Ocean
OCT1990-OCT1991Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
DEC1991-Decommissioned: 30 DEC 1991

MSO-433 General Specifications

Class: Aggressive class minesweeper

Complement: 5 Officers and 65 Enlisted

Displacement: 775 tons

Length: 172 feet

Beam: 36 feet

Draft: 10 feet

Final Disposition: Sold for scrapping 15 April 1994



USS ENGAGE (MSO-433)



The second Engage (AM-433) was launched 18 June 1953 by Colberg Boat Works, Stockton, Calif.; sponsored by Mrs. R. B. Richmond; and commissioned 29 June 1954, Lieutenant S. J. Martin in command. She was reclassified MSO-433, 7 February 1955.

From her home port at Long Beach, where she first arrived 21 July 1954, Engage operated in mine warfare and general training along the west coast, preparing for her deployments to the Far East in 1955-56, 1958, and 1960. During these, she trained with minecraft of the navies of the Republics of China and the Philippines, and the Royal Thailand navy, since an important duty for minecraft serving in the Far East is to improve the readiness of friendly navies to operate in mutual defense.

[Note: The above USS ENGAGE (MSO-433) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS ENGAGE (MSO-433), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]