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Intrigue AM-253

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(AM-253: dp. 530; 1. 184'6"; ~b. 33'; dr. 9'9"; s. 15 k.;
cpl. 104; a. 1 3", 4 40mm.; cl. Admirable)

Intrigue (AM-262) was laid down 17 December 1043 by Savannah Machine & Foundry Co., Savannah, Ga. Iaumched 8 April 1914; sponsored by Mrs. Henry R. Keller; and commissioned 31 July 1944, Lt. P. F. McLaughlin in command.

Following exhaustive shakedown in Chesapeak Bay, Intrigue departed Norfolk 28 Septemcber 1944 for coastal convoy duty. She sailed with cargo ships from American ports to the Canal Zone and as far north as Argentia, Newfoundland, before returning to Norfolk 5 December 1914. In January 1945 she served as a target-towing vessel off the coast, and in June Intrigue sailed to Miami to train student offleers on the Florida coast. She arrived 23 September at Yorktown, Va., to act as training ship at the Mine Warfare School, and decommissioned 31 May 1946. Intrigue subsequently Joined the Atlantic Reserve

Fleet at Orange, Tex., and reclassified MSF-2G3 on 7 February 1955. She was sold to Mexico 30 August 1962 and now serves as DM-17 (E~7).