USS Facility (AM-233)

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USS Facility (AM-233)


For other ships of the same name, see ARM DM-04.
Career (United States)
Name: USS PCE-906
Builder: Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company, Seattle
Laid down: 29 March 1944
Renamed: USS Facility (AM-233)
Launched: 22 June 1944
Commissioned: 29 November 1944
Decommissioned: 11 September 1946
Reclassified: MSF-233, 7 February 1955
Struck: 1 May 1962
Fate: Transferred to Mexican Navy, 2 October 1962
Career (Mexico)
Name: ARM DM-04
Acquired: 2 October 1962
Fate: unknown
General characteristics
Class & type: PCE-905-class patrol craft
Class & type: Admirable-class minesweeper, September 1943
Displacement: 650 long tons (660 t)
Length: 184 ft 6 in (56.24 m)
Beam: 33 ft (10 m)
Draft: 9 ft 9 in (2.97 m)
Propulsion: 2 × Cooper Bessemer GSB-8 diesel engines, 1,710 shp (1,280 kW)
National Supply Co. single reduction gear
2 shafts
Speed: 15 knots (28 km/h)
Complement: 104
Armament: 1 × 3"/50 caliber (76 mm) DP gun
2 × twin Bofors 40 mm guns
1 × Hedgehog anti-submarine mortar
2 × Depth charge tracks
Service record
Part of: U.S. Pacific Fleet (1944–1946)
Mexican Navy (from 1962)
Operations: Battle of Okinawa
Awards: 3 Battle stars

USS Facility (AM-233) was an Admirable-class minesweeper built for the United States Navy during World War II. The ship was ordered and laid down as PCE-905-class patrol craft USS PCE-906 but was renamed and reclassified before her June 1944 launch as Facility (AM-233). After earning three battle stars for service in the Pacific during World War II, she was decommissioned in September 1946 and placed in reserve. While in reserve, Facility was reclassified as MSF-233 in February 1955 but never reactivated. In October 1962, she was sold to the Mexican Navy and renamed ARM DM-04. Her ultimate fate is not reported in secondary sources; she may have been out of service by April 1973 when another member of the Admirable class was acquired by the Mexican Navy and given the name DM-04.

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USS Facility (AM-233) - Mexican Navy Career
... The former Facility was acquired by the Mexican Navy on 2 October 1962 and renamed ARM DM-04 ... Her fate is not reported in secondary sources she may have been out of service by April 1973 when another member of the Admirable class was acquired by the Mexican Navy and also named DM-04 ...

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