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RPS Davao Del Sur (PM-92) - ex-USS Firm (AM-444)
« on: October 17, 2017, 10:45:56 PM »
From: http://www.navsource.org/archives/11/02444.htm

Aggressive Class Minesweeper:

Laid down 16 April 1952 at J. M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corp., Tacoma, WA
Launched 15 April 1953
Commissioned USS Firm (AM-444), 12 October 1954
Reclassified as an Ocean Minesweeper, MSO-444, 7 February 1955
Decommissioned 5 July 1972, loaned to the Philippines and renamed Davao Del Sur (PM-92)
Returned to U.S. custody 1 July 1977
Struck from the Naval Register 1 July 1977
Sold for scrap 8 July 1977 to Ming Hing and Co. of Kowloon, Hong Kong.

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Photo c/o Richard Miller, BMCS, USNR, Ret.

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Re: RPS Davao Del Sur (PM-92) - ex-USS Firm (AM-444)
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 07:36:40 AM »
AM-444's ship's bell now serving as the station bell of Naval Information Communication and Technology Center (NICTC)

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Re: RPS Davao Del Sur (PM-92) - ex-USS Firm (AM-444)
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2017, 12:57:23 AM »
AM-444's ship's bell now serving as the station bell of Naval Information Communication and Technology Center (NICTC)

Thanks for helping secure a photo of the bell Mr. H



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