USS Graylag (AM-364)

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Career (USA)
Name: USS Graylag
Builder: Willamette Iron and Steel Works
Laid down: 15 July 1943
Launched: 4 December 1943
Commissioned: 31 August 1945
Decommissioned: 12 August 1946
Reclassified: MSF-364, 7 February 1955
Struck: 1 October 1967
Fate: Sold for scrap, 1 October 1967
General characteristics
Class & type: Admirable-class minesweeper
Displacement: 650 tons
Length: 184 ft 6 in (56.24 m)
Beam: 33 ft (10 m)
Draft: 9 ft 9 in (2.97 m)
Propulsion: 2 × ALCO 539 diesel engines, 1,710 shp (1.3 MW)
Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear
2 shafts
Speed: 14.8 knots (27.4 km/h)
Complement: 104
Armament: 1 × 3"/50 caliber gun DP
2 × twin Bofors 40 mm guns
1 × Hedgehog anti-submarine mortar
2 × Depth charge tracks
Service record
Part of: US Pacific Fleet (1945-1946)
Atlantic Reserve Fleet (1946-1967)

USS Graylag (AM-364) was an Admirable-class minesweeper built for the U.S. Navy during World War II. She was built to clear minefields in offshore waters.

Graylag, a steel-hulled fleet minesweeper, was launched by Willamette Iron and Steel Works, Astoria, Oregon, 4 December 1943; and commissioned 31 August 1945, Lt. S. M. Janney in command.

End-of-war activity[edit]

After steaming to San Diego, California, 11 October, Graylag got underway 1 November for Pearl Harbor, where she arrived eight days later. The ship picked up passengers and returned to San Diego 29 December.

Graylag then steamed by way of the Panama Canal to New Orleans, Louisiana, 7 December to 26 December 1945, and arrived 27 March 1946 at Orange, Texas, after overhaul.

Post-war decommissioning[edit]

She decommissioned 12 August 1946, was placed in reserve, and remained there through 1967. Graylag's designation was changed to MSF-364 on 7 February 1955. Graylag was stricken from the Navy List 1 October 1967 and sold for scrap.

References[edit]

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

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