USS Firm (AM-98)

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United States
Name: USS Firm
Builder: Penn-Jersey Corporation, Camden, New Jersey
Laid down: 21 October 1941
Launched: 29 May 1942
Commissioned: 10 April 1943
Renamed: USS PC-1602, 1 June 1944
Renamed: USS PCC-1602, 1 August 1945
Fate: Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 15 June 1948
General characteristics
Class and type: Adroit-class minesweeper
Displacement: 295 long tons (300 t)
Length: 173 ft 8 in (52.93 m)
Beam: 23 ft (7.0 m)
Draft: 11 ft 7 in (3.53 m)
Speed: 17 knots (31 km/h)
Complement: 65

USS Firm (AM-98) was an Adroit-class minesweeper of the United States Navy. Laid down on 21 October 1941 by the Penn-Jersey Corp., Camden, New Jersey, launched on 29 May 1942, and commissioned on 10 April 1943. The vessel was reclassified as a submarine chaser PC-1602 on 1 June 1944; it was later reclassified as a control submarine chaser PCC-1602 on 1 August 1945. Very little information is available about the activities of this vessel while operating as a submarine chaser. PC-1602 was transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal on 15 June 1948, and sold to Walter H. Wilms. Fate unknown.


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