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USS ENDURANCE (MSO-435) - an Aggressive class minesweeper

In Commission 1954 to 1972

MSO-435 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN 1952 - Keel Date: 28 JAN 1952
AUG 1952 - Launch Date: 8 AUG 1952
MAY 1954 - Commissioned: 19 MAY 1954
JAN 1962 - AUG 1962 West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP 1964 - MAR 1965 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL 1965 - JUL 1966 West Pac
JUL 1965 - AUG 1966 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1966 - JAN 1967 West Pac
SEP 1967 - JUN 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP 1967 - JUN 1968 West Pac
JAN 1969 - SEP 1969 West Pac
JAN 1969 - SEP 1969 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1970 - JAN 1971 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1970 - MAR 1971 West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV 1970 - NOV 1970 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL 1972 - Decommissioned: 1 JUL 1972

MSO-435 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 Endurance (AM-435) was launched 8 August 1952 by J. M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corp., Tacoma, Wash.; sponsored by Miss Gerry A. Borovich; and commissioned 19 May 1954, Lieutenant L. E. Martin in command. She was reclassified MSO-435 on 7 February 1955.

On 21 April 1954, Endurance arrived at Long Beach, Calif., her home port, and began training operations along the southern coast of California. In July 1955 she made a good will cruise to Acapulco, Mexico, returning to local duty on exercises, drills, and operations with ships of other types. Endurance made her first cruise to the Far East between August 1957 and February 1958, during which she exercised with ships of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force and the navy of the Republic of China. Her second tour of duty in the Far East, from January through July 1960, included minesweeping exercises at Okinawa, and another period of assistance to the Chinese navy in developing their modern mine warfare techniques. Arriving at Long Beach on 19 July, the remainder of the year was given to operations and ship overhaul.

[Note: The above USS ENDURANCE (MSO-435) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS ENDURANCE (MSO-435), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]