USS HAZARD (AM-240) National Historic Landmark

2500 N. 24th St., Omaha, Nebraska



One of two surviving ADMIRABLE class fleet minesweepers, the largest and most successful class of American minesweepers, HAZARD (1944) was fitted for both wire and acoustic sweeping and could double as anti-submarine warfare and anti-aircraft ship. The ADMIRABLE class vessels were also used for patrol and escort duties. HAZARD first served in this capacity, escorting a convoy from San Francisco to Pearl Harbor,and then running with convoys to Eniwetok and Ulithi. In March 1945, she was sent to Okinawa, where she first performed antisubmarine patrol before sweeping the area off Kerama Retto in keeping with the minesweeper's slogan, "No Sweep, No Invasion." -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, January 14, 1986

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 1, 1979
Reference number
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Admirable class minesweeper
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Historic functions
Naval facility; Water-related
Current function
Period of significance
Significant years
1944; 1945