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USS Cormorant (AMS-122)

For other ships of the same name, see USS Cormorant.
Name: USS Cormorant
Builder: Mare Island Naval Shipyard
Launched: 8 June 1953
Commissioned: 14 August 1953
Reclassified: MSC-122, 7 February 1955
Struck: 15 March 1974
Fate: Scrapped, 1 December 1974
General characteristics [1]
Class & type:
Displacement: 320 long tons (325 t) light
370 long tons (376 t) full load
Length: 144 ft (44 m) oa
138 ft (42 m) pp
Beam: 28 ft (8.5 m)
Draft: 8 ft 4 in (2.54 m)
Propulsion: 2× Packard diesels, 2 shafts
1,200 bhp (895 kW)
Speed: 14 kn (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Range: 2,500 nmi (4,600 km; 2,900 mi) at 10 kn (19 km/h; 12 mph) (radius)
Complement: 39
Armament: • 2 × 20 mm cannon (1 twin mount)

USS Cormorant (AMS-122/MSC-122) was a in the United States Navy.

Cormorant was launched 8 June 1953 by Mare Island Naval Shipyard; sponsored by Mrs. I. H. Whitthorne; and commissioned 14 August 1953, Lieutenant F. A. Mitchell, USNR, in command. She was reclassified MSC-122, 7 February 1955.

East Coast Activity

For the rest of the year Cormorant conducted minesweeping, sonar school, and other operations on the West Coast except for a brief cruise to Pearl Harbor for duty with the Naval Reserve Training Center.

Pacific Ocean operations

Sailing to the Far East, Cormorant arrived at her new home port Sasebo 22 February. She remained in the western Pacific conducting minesweeping exercises in Korean and Japanese waters and voyaging to Formosa, Okinawa, and the Philippines for training through 1960.


Cormorant was struck from the Naval Register 15 March 1974. She was disposed of 1 December 1974, through the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service for scrap.


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See also

External links

  • Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
  • Cormorant AMS-122
  • NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive - Cormorant (MSC 122) - ex-AMS-122
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