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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. Inactivation canc. 26 Dec 1956 and reassigned from MINPAC to SERVPAC. To 7th Fleet 3 Feb 1957. Reclassified by SECNAV from MSF 383 to ADG 383 on 18 Apr 1957 effective 18 May 1957.

Ship Notes:
ADGNameMANotes
383SURFBIRD(ex-MSF 383, ex-AM 383, compl. 24 Nov 1944) [Deliv/comm 25 Nov]. To MSF 383 7 Feb 1955. Reclassified to ADG 383 effective 18 May 1957.

Page Notes:
Compiled: 18 Oct 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021
Sources: DB, Maroon, NVR