USS Harrier (AM-366)

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United States
Name:USS Harrier
Builder:Willamette Iron and Steel Works
Laid down:11 August 1943
Launched:7 June 1944
Commissioned:31 August 1945
Decommissioned:28 March 1946
Struck:1 December 1959
Fate:Sold 1964
General characteristics
Class and type:Admirable-class minesweeper
Displacement:945 tons
Length:184 ft 6 in (56.24 m)
Beam:33 ft (10 m)
Draft:9 ft 9 in (2.97 m)
Installed power:1,710 shp
Speed:14.8 knots (27.4 km/h)
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USS Harrier (AM-366) was an Admirable-class minesweeper built for the United States Navy. Laid down on 11 August 1943 by the Willamette Iron and Steel Works, Portland, Oregon, launched 7 June 1944, commissioned as USS Harrier (AM-366), 31 October 1945.

Post-World War II West Coast operations[edit]

After shakedown and exercises along the Oregon coast, Harrier put into San Diego, California, 5 January 1946.


She decommissioned, 28 March 1946 at San Diego, California. Struck from the Naval Register, 1 December 1959. Transferred to the Maritime Commission, sold in 1964 and renamed Sea Scope.

Sea Scope[edit]

This ship was reclassified for oceanographic research and was equipped with a variety of underwater tools including sonar, photographic equipment, magnetic and seabed exploration equipment. It is reported to have been used, circa 1970, to reconnoiter the site of the Soviet K-129 sub prior to the CIA project Azorian/Glomar Explorer to recover part of that sub in 1974.[1]

Later history[edit]

Renamed Atlantic Coast in 1998.[2]


  1. ^ Reed, Craig; Red November; William Marrow publisher 2010
  2. ^ Silverstone, Paul (2009). The Navy of the Nuclear Age, 1947-2007. New York: Routledge. p. 147. ISBN 978-0-203-87773-9.

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

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