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USS Surfbird (ADG 383) in a photo received in August 1967.
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Class: SURFBIRD (ADG 383)
Design: Navy AM 221-ft.
Displacement (tons): 890 light, 1,235 full
Dimensions (feet): 221' oa, 215' wl x 32' e/wl x 11' max nav
Armament: (1957) 1-3"/50, 2-40mmT, 4-20-mmT; (1959) 1-3"/50, 4-20-mmT; (1969) 2-20-mmT
Accommodations: 70
Speed (kts.): 18
Propulsion (HP): 3,200
Machinery: Geared diesel electric, 2 screws

Construction:
ADGNameReclasBuilderKeelLaunchComm
383SURFBIRD18 May 1957Am. SB, Lorain15 Feb 194431 Aug 1944COM/SRV

Disposition:
ADGNameTDecomm/CustStrikeDisposalFateMA Sale/Depart
383SURFBIRD18 Dec 197021 Feb 19754 Nov 1975Navy sale--

Class Notes:
Out of commission in reserve as AM 1 Apr 1947. In commission as AM 12 Mar 1952, then MSF on 7 Feb 1955. Inactivation canc. 26 Dec 1956 and reassigned from MINPAC to SERVPAC. Replaced AMPERE (ADG 11) at Sasebo, which was ordered inactivated on 18 Jan 57 and decommissioned 18 Mar 57. To 7th Fleet 3 Feb 1957. Reclassified by SECNAV from MSF 383 to ADG 383 on 18 Apr 1957 effective 18 May 1957. Based at Sasebo 1958. Performed anti-mine degaussing operations in Vietnam from 1965 to 1970.

Ship Notes:
ADGNameMANotes
383SURFBIRD(ex-MSF 383, ex-AM 383, compl. 24 Nov 1944).

Page Notes:
Compiled: 18 Oct 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021