USS Concise (AM-163)
|Builder:||Willamette Iron and Steel Works|
|Laid down:||15 June 1942|
|Launched:||6 January 1943|
|Commissioned:||25 April 1944|
|Decommissioned:||31 May 1946|
|Reclassified:||MSF-163, 7 February 1955|
|Fate:||Scrapped in 1959|
|Class and type:||Admirable-class minesweeper|
|Length:||184 ft 6 in (56.24 m)|
|Beam:||33 ft (10 m)|
|Draft:||9 ft 9 in (2.97 m)|
|Speed:||14.8 knots (27.4 km/h)|
|Part of:||US Pacific Fleet (1944-1946)|
|Awards:||1 Battle star|
She was reclassified AM-163, 21 February 1942; launched 6 February 1943 by Willamette Iron and Steel Works, Portland, Oregon; and commissioned 25 April 1944, Lieutenant H. J. Ullmann, Jr., USNR, in command.
World War II Pacific Ocean operations
Sailing from San Francisco, California, 3 July 1944 for Pearl Harbor, Concise arrived 13 July for training. She swept mines at French Frigate Shoals from 6 August to 16 August then sailed to Eniwetok, arriving 28 September. Assigned to convoy escort duty until 11 August 1945 Concise arrived off Okinawa, 30 August. On 8 September she sailed to clear mines from Japanese waters in protection of occupation shipping, sweeping off Wakayama, Osaka, and Nagoya until 20 November.
Concise received one battle star for World War II service.
- Photo gallery of Concise at NavSource Naval History