USS HAZARD (AM-240) National Historic Landmark

2500 N. 24th St., Omaha, Nebraska

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By Dave Aldworth / Oldfarm at English Wikipedia - Own work by the original uploader, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4044918

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Description 

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 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 1, 1979
Reference number
79003712
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Admirable class minesweeper
Area of significance
Military
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Structure
Historic functions
Naval facility; Water-related
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant years
1944; 1945

Update Log 

  • January 12, 2022: New photo from Bill Eichelberger

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