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USS LSM 398 after conversion to a trials ship during an inclining experiment on 5 April 1954. USS Mississippi (AG 129) is in the left background.
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Class: HUNTING (EAG 398, ex AG 156)
Design: Navy LSM 1
Displacement (tons): 570 light, 1,090 full
Dimensions (feet): 204' oa, 197' wl x 35' e, 34' wl x 10' max nav
Armament: none
Accommodations: (1956) 5 officers, 54 enlisted
Speed (kts.): 13
Propulsion (HP): 2,880
Machinery: Diesel (direct), 2 screws

Construction:
EAGNameReclasBuilderKeelLaunchComm
398HUNTING6 Jan 1957NSY Charleston18 Dec 19446 Jan 1945COM/SRV

Disposition:
EAGNameTDecommStrikeDisposalFateMA Sale
398HUNTINGDECOM1 Nov 196226 Jul 1963Navy sale--

Class Notes:
On 1 Jan 19## CNO directed the construction of ....

Ship Notes:
EAGNameMANotes
398HUNTINGEAG 398 (ex-LSM 398, completed 6 Aug 1945), conversion to trials ship completed ca. April 1954, reclassified EAG 398 effective 6 Jan 1957 (was to have been AG 156 but the LSM number was retained) and, since AGs had names, the name HUNTING (EAG 398) for an island in South Carolina was assigned effective 13 July 1957.

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