Mine Warfare Vessels
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Agile / Agressive Class wooden-hulled sweepers. LOA 172′ / 52.4 m TDISP 775 tons (53, 2 preserved, several transferred to other navies, 1 still active with Taiwan in 2022)
USS Lucid AM-458 (1955-1976) Museum Ship Stockton CA under restoration
Onverschrokken AM-483 (1955 – 1987) built for Netherlands, converted to torpedo retrieval ship Mercuur A-856 preserved as Museum Ship in Scheveningen
Auk Class (95 built) LOA 221′ / 67.4 m TDISP 1,100 tons
ex-USS Vigilance AM-324 (1944) transferred 1967 to Philippine Navy as BRP Quezon (PS-70), still in service as a patrol corvette, one of oldest active warships in World, with US service in the Pacific Theater and 3 Battle Stars.
Admirable Class LOA 144′ / 43.9 m TDISP 530 tons (123, 1 preserved)
USS Hazard AM-240 (1944-1971) Museum Ship Freedom Park Omaha NBUSS Inaugural AM-242 (1944-1967) Museum Ship St. Louis MO 1968-1993 wrecked during 1993 Great Flood, 3″ 50 caliber deck gun still in place 2012
Lapwing Class LOA 188′ / 57.3 m TDISP 840 tons (49, 1 derelict)
ex-USS Auk, AM-38 (1918-1920) in reserve recommissioned as USC & GS Discoverer for survey work (1921-1941) transferred back to Navy for wartime salvage work as USS Discoverer ARS-3, sold out of service in 1947 transferred to Venezuela as Felipe Larrazabal (R-11) 1947, decommissioned 1962, derelict hulk at Puerto Cabello
Yard Minesweepers (YMS)
YMS-1 Class wooden minesweeper LOA 140′ / 42.7 m TDISP 270 tons (481 built, 30 lost in action, very few left)
USS YMS-328 (1943-1946) one of about 110 YMS-135 sub-class built. Became John Wayne’s yacht, Wild Goose. Extensively modified to carry passengers. Currently, back under that name, operates dinner cruises for Hornblower Cruises at Newport Beach, CA.