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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
AUG 1952 - Keel Date: 26 AUG 1952
at J. M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corp. Tacoma Washington
JUN 1953 - Launch Date: 26 JUN 1953
JAN 1955 - Commissioned: 4 JAN 1955
JAN 1962 - Shellback Initiation - 14 JAN 1962 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1962 - MAY 1965 West Pac
MAY 1965 - DEC 1967 West Pac-Indian Ocean
AUG 1966 - SEP 1967 westpac
FEB 1967 - MAR 1967 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR 1968 - NOV 1968 westpac
JAN 1972 - APR 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1973 - APR 1973 Minesweeping in Haiphong Harbor and Red China
JAN 1973 - APR 1973 West Pac
APR 1973 - APR 1973 Sank off Guam
APR 1973 - APR 1973 Shipwreck & 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