DOMINANT MSO 431
Ship Name and Designation History
This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
Keel Laid 23 April 1952 - Launched 5 November 1953
Decommissioned 1 October 1982
Struck from Naval Register 1 October 1982
Sold 26 January 1984 for scrap
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- USS Dominant MSO-431 Covers Page 1 (1957-82)
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Cacheted. From the Bob Govern collection.
NAMESAKE - Ruling or controlling.
The ships sponsor was Mrs. B. S. Hiltebrant.
Two ships of the US Navy have borne the name DOMINANT - USS Dominant AMc-76 and USS Dominant AM-431/MSO-431
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