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Detector - AM 429


One who locates an object.

The first Detector (AMC-76) was launched 29 May 1941 by the Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, Fla.; placed in service 18 September 1941; and served in the I 1st and 6th Naval Districts during World War II. She was placed out of 'service 13 February 1946 and transferred to the Maritime Commission 8 April 1947 for' disposal.

(AM-429: dp. 620, 1. 172'- b. 36', dr. 10', s. 16 k. cpl. 74, a. 1 40 mm., cl. Agile)

The second Detector (AM-429) was launched 6 December 1952 by Astoria Marine Construction Co., Astoria, Oreg.; sponsored by Mrs. W. Norblad; and commissioned 26 January 1954, Lieutenant Commander J. E. Tingle in command. She was reclassified MSO 429, 7 February 1966.

Detector sailed from San Diego 18 October 1954 to join Mine Force, Atlantic Fleet, and arrived at Charleston, S.C., 8 November. Along with her operations in the local area and off Florida on mine exercises, she served tours of duty with the 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean in 1956, 1957, and 1959. She cruised to northern Europe between 12 May and 30 September 1958 and through 1962 took part in training and amphibious exercises.