USS Clamour (AM-160)

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History
Name: USS Clamour
Builder: Willamette Iron and Steel Works
Laid down: 26 May 1942
Launched: 15 December 1942
Commissioned: 14 March 1944
Decommissioned: 12 June 1946
Reclassified: MSF-160, 7 February 1955
Fate: Scrapped in 1959
General characteristics
Class and 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:
Speed: 14.8 knots (27.4 km/h)
Complement: 104
Armament:
Service record
Part of: US Pacific Fleet (1944-1946)

USS Clamour (AM-160) was an Admirable-class minesweeper built for the U.S. Navy during World War II. She was built to clear minefields in offshore waters, and served the Navy in the Pacific Ocean.

She was launched 24 December 1942 by Willamette Iron and Steel Works, Portland, Oregon; commissioned 14 March 1944, Lieutenant Commander D. N. Lott, USNR, in command; and reported to the U.S. Pacific Fleet.

World War II Pacific Ocean operations[edit]

Clamour arrived at Pearl Harbor 22 May 1944, and made two voyages as convoy escort to Kwajalein and Eniwetok between that time and 11 September, when she cleared Pearl Harbor for continued escort duty based at Eniwetok. She guarded convoys to the Marianas, adding Ulithi to her ports of call in November, Tarawa, and Majuro in May 1945, and Iwo Jima in June. She sailed from Eniwetok for the last time 10 August, bound for overhaul at Bremerton, Washington.

World War II Documentary Photographs[edit]

One of the few photographic records of Naval Seamen on an active duty ship during World War II. The photographs are seen at U.S.S. Clamour The camera and film were confiscated by Cmdr. Lott, and locked in the ship's safe. Post War, on return to Seattle, the photographer, Robert Nielsen, saw that the camera and film were in the safe, and took them with him. These are the only known photographs of a Minesweeper during the War extant. This information is from the personal testimony of S/1st Nielsen.

Post-War Decommissioning[edit]

On 13 January 1946, she arrived at San Diego, California, where she was decommissioned 12 June 1946, and placed in reserve. On 7 February 1955 she was reclassified MSF-160. She was scrapped in 1959.

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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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