USS DYNAMIC (MSO-432) Thanks to Chris Sprenkle for this great photo
Thanks to Chris Sprenkle for this great photo

15 December 1953 - 8 January 1974
Welcome aboard the USS DYNAMIC web site.
This is the first website dedicated to the officers and crew of the USS DYNAMIC.

I hope you enjoy your stay and will tell others about this site.
Joe Marturano 3rd


          Builder                     Colberg Boat Works, Stockton, Calif 
          Launched                    17 December 1952
          Commissioned                15 December 1953
          Homeport                    Long Beach, CA
          Ships Compliment            74 Enlisted, 6 Officers
          Length                      172 feet
          Max Beam Width              35 feet
          Displacement                630 tons
          Armament                    Twin 20mm Bow Gun and
                                      Two 50 Caliber Machine Guns
          Draft                       10 Ft 
          Speed                       12 Knots 
          Propulsion                  Four Packard ID1700 diesel engines
                                      4 cycle, 2280 Hp, 12 cylinder engines,
                                      1,140 Hp per shaft, 2 shafts, 
                                      with controllable pitch propellers.
          Cost to build               $3.5 million

Ship's History

Assigned to Mine Division 91, Squadron 9, Mine Force, Pacific Fleet, Dynamic operated out of her home port of Long Beach, Calif., that included training with other ships, aircraft, soldiers and Marines and with minesweepers of other navies. She cruised to the Far East in 1957-58 visiting ports in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, and participated in minesweeping exercises with ships of the Chinese Nationalist and Korean navies. She made a similar cruise in the first half of 1960, joined the other fleet units in the "Pacific Festival" at San Francisco in September and received a yard overhaul during the remainder of the year.

Disposed of through the Security Assistance Program (SAP), transferred, cash sale. Dynamic was Transfered 7/1/71 to Spain and was named Guadalete M41 , then in 1980 renumbered PVZ 41


If anyone has any further information or photo's of the USS DYNAMIC, please contact Joe Marturano 3rd


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