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U.S.S. FORCE

(MSO-445)


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MSO-445 Deployments - Major Events

Add a MSO-445 Shellback Initiation Add a MSO-445 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
AUG1952-Keel Date: 26 AUG 1952
at J. M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corp. Tacoma Washington
JUN1953-Launch Date: 26 JUN 1953
JAN1955-Commissioned: 4 JAN 1955
JAN1962- Shellback Initiation - 14 JAN 1962 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1962-MAY1965West Pac
MAY1965-DEC1967West Pac-Indian Ocean
AUG1966-SEP1967westpac
FEB1967-MAR1967West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR1968-NOV1968westpac
JAN1972-APR1973West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1973-APR1973Minesweeping in Haiphong Harbor and Red China
JAN1973-APR1973West Pac
APR1973-APR1973Sank off Guam
APR1973-APR1973Shipwreck & Sinking

MSO-445 General Specifications

Class: Aggressive-class minesweeper

Complement: 74 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 620 tons

Length: 172 feet

Beam: 35 feet

Draft: 10 feet

Final Disposition: Lost by fire off Guam 24 April 1973