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Peregrine (AG 176) Class: Photographs

These photographs were selected to show the original configuration of this class and major subsequent modifications. For more views see the former NHHC (now Hyperwar) Online Library of Selected Images and the NavSource Photo Archive.

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USS Peregrine (E-AM 373)

At the Norfolk Navy Yard on 4 May 1949 with an experimental ship stabilization system mounted outside her hull consisting of water tanks on each side amidships connected by piping. Another experimental ship, USS Mississippi (AG 128 ex BB 41) is in the background and LCT 637 is astern.

Photo No. 80-G-707289
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (L-file)

  USS Peregrine (E-AM 373) on 4 May 1949
USS Peregrine (E-AM 373)

Detail of the ship's experimental ship stabilization system. A water tank is mounted externally on each side with a control room in between forward of the second stack.

Photo No. None
Source: David W. Taylor Model Basin report, page 29

  USS Peregrine (E-AM 373) circa May 1949
USS Peregrine (MSF 373)

USS Peregrine underway probably in the 1950s. She has reverted to being a typical 220-foot minesweeper with no vestiges of the experimental ship stabilization system remaining. The positions for the 40mm guns and their directors around the second stack are empty.

Photo No. None
Source: NavSource

  USS Peregrine (AM 373) in the 1950s
USS Peregrine (EMSF 373)

A new deckhouse has been added forward of the after stack and the ship is displaying her insignia on the forward stack. Note the two large winches on the after deck, probably including her original minesweeping winch.

Photo No. None
Source: Shipscribe

  USS Peregrine (EMSF 373)
USS Peregrine (EMSF 373)

This insignia is displayed on the forward stack in the photo below and possibly in the photo above. This sketch was received by NHHC in 1962. Its center is a shield quartered. The mine in the upper left with crossed brooms represents minesweeping, the globe indicates the potential operating range of the PEREGRINE, the test tube and burner represent the experimental mission of the ship, and the anvil is symbolic of an iron ship. Behind the shield is the figure of the ship's namesake, the Peregrine falcon. On the left flag is the squadron designation (Mine Squadron 4) and on the right flag is a conch shell, indicating that PEREGRINE was home ported in the Key West area. "Generis Unum" means she was the only one of her type. In the photo below "EMSF 373" has probably been replaced with "AG 176."

Photo No. NH 64771-KN
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

  USS Peregrine (EMSF 373) insignia
USS Peregrine (AG 176)

USS Peregrine (AG 176) underway on 9 May 1964. She retains the deckhouse that was added when she was EMSF 373 but her minesweeping winch (only the base plate remains) and her other minesweeping gear have been removed.

Photo No. USN 1105998
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (L-file)

  USS Peregrine (AG 176) on 9 May 1964