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Adroit Class, U.S. Fleet Minesweepers


Photograph of Constant, an Adroit-class minesweeper

U.S. Navy. Via NavSource.org


Specifications:


Tonnage

295 tons standard displacement

Dimensions

173'9" by 23' by 6'6"
53.00m by 7.01m by 1.98m

Maximum speed      

16 knots

Complement

65

Armament

1 3"/50 AA gun
1 40mm Bofors AA gun
Machinery
2-shaft Cooper Bessemer diesel (3540 bhp)
Bunkerage
49 tons
Range
3000 nautical miles at 12 knots
5600 km at 12 knots
Sensors
SF surface search radar

The Adroits, also sometimes known as the Heed class, were PC-461s completed as minesweepers. They were considered unsatisfactory in this role, perhaps because the Admirable class did a much better job of filling the small minesweeper role. They all were eventually converted back into submarine chasers.


Units in the Pacific:

Adroit

Completed 1942-7-28 (Portland)

Advent

Completed 1942-8-15 (Portland)

Annoy

Completed 1942-9-2 (Portland)

Conflict

Completed 1942-9-7 (Portland)

Constant

Completed 1942-9-21 (Portland)

Daring

Completed 1942-10-10 (Portland)

Dash

Completed 1942-10-27 (Portland)

Heed

Completed 1943-2-27 (Alameda)

Herald

Completed 1943-3-23 (Alameda)

Motive

Completed 1943-4-17 (Alameda)

Pursuit

Completed 1943-4-30 (Seattle)

Oracle

Completed 1943-5-14 (Alameda)

Requisite      

Completed 1943-6-7 (Seattle)

Excel

Arrived 1943-6-16

Revenge

Completed 1943-7-21 (Seattle)

Sage

Completed 1943-8-23 (Seattle)

Exploit

Arrived 1944-6-16

Pioneer

Arrived 1945-2-22

Prevail

Completed 1945-2-23 (Alameda)


References

DANFS

Gogin (2010; accessed 2012-11-30)

NavSource.org (accessed 2009-12-18)

Worth (2001)


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