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.
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]