Photos of other minesweepers.
Mine Division 45
Mine Division 85 circa 1966
U.S.S. Sentry AM 299
renamed Ky Hoa (HQ 09) in 1962
Admirable Class Minesweeper: Laid down, 16 May 1943 at Winslow Marine Railway and Shipbuilding Co,
Seattle WA.; Launched, 15 August 1943; Commissioned USS Sentry (AM 299), 30 May 1944; Decommissioned, 19 June 1946 at Orange,
TX; Reclassified as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel-hulled), MSF-299, 7 February 1955; Struck from the Naval Register, 1 February
1962; Transferred to the Republic of Vietnam, 31 August 1962 and renamed Ky Hoa (HQ 09).
USS Hazard AM 240
Stricken from the Navy Register in 1971, The USS Hazard was purchased by a group of Omaha businessmen and placed on public
display. She is open to the public along with the submarine USS Marlin, amphibious vessell USS LSM-45,an A-4 Skyhawk, an A-7
Corsair II, and an HH-52A Coast Guard helicopter at Freedom Park on the Omaha waterfront.
USS Hazard is a National
USS Revenge AM 110
Did you know that the U.S.S Revenge was the first ship to enter Tokyo, Bay? It led the way for
all the other ships including the Mighty Mo, upon who's deck the Japanese signed the Implement of Surrender.
The USS Inaugural (called the "Augie" by her crew) was constructed by Winslow Marine Railway & Shipbuilding
Co., and commissioned in Winslow, WA on December 30, 1944. She swept areas around numerous places including Okinawa, Sasebo,
& Korea. She was a floating museum on the Mississippi beneath the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, until she broke loose from
her moorings and subsiqentally sunk during the Flood of '93. An effort to save her is under way. For more information see
the USS Inaugural web site by clicking on the picture of the ship above.