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USS Prowess (IX 305) drydocked in the Great Lakes area circa the late 1960s.
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Class: PROWESS (IX 305)
Design: Navy AM 185'
Displacement (tons): (est.) 720 light, 975 full
Dimensions (feet): 185' oa, 180' wl x 34' e, 33' wl x 11' max nav
Armament: none
Accommodations: (est.) 98
Speed (kts.): 15
Propulsion (HP): 1,440
Machinery: Geared diesel, 2 screws

305PROWESS1 Mar 1966Gulf, Chickasaw15 Sep 194317 Feb 1944COM/SRV

IXNameTDecommStrikeDisposalFateMA Sale
305PROWESS3 Jun 19703 Jun 19703 Jun 1970Trf.MASALE

Class Notes:
AM 280 (PROWESS), a 180-foot steel minesweeper, was placed in the post-World War II reserve fleet in December 1945, reclassified MSF 280 in 1955, reactivated as a Naval Reserve training ship in February 1962, assigned a homeport of Buffalo, New York, on 1 September 1965, and reclassified IX 305 on 18 February 1966 effective 1 March 1966. She trained the Naval Reserve in the Great Lakes until being transferred to South Vietnam 4 June 1970 and renamed Ha Hoi (HQ 13). She was captured by North Vietnam Forces in 1975 and was reduced to a hulk in 1998.

Ship Notes:
305PROWESS(ex-MSF 280, ex-AM 280 7 Feb 1955, completed 27 Sep 1944). Trf. to South Vietnam as HAI HOI.

Page Notes:
Compiled: 19 Oct 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021