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(AM-222: dp. 530; l. 184'6"; b. 33'; dr. 9'9"; s. 14 k.; cpl. 104; a. 1 3"; cl. Admirable)


A feeling of aversion; scorn.

Disdain (AM-222) was launched 25 March 1944 by American Shipbuilding Co., Lorain, Ohio; sponsored by Mrs. J. P. Sturges; and commissioned 26 December 1944, Lieutenant H. D. Lindsay, Jr., USNR, in command.

Departing Chicago, Ill., 4 January 1945 Disdain made her way down the Mississippi River to New Orleans, arriving the last day of the month for shakedown training. Sailing from Burrwood, La., 27 February, Disdain called at San Diego, and arrived at Seattle, Wash., 22 March to prepare for future transfer. On 7 April she sailed from Seattle for Cold Bay, Alaska, arriving 15 April to train Russian sailors. She was decommissioned 21 May 1945 and transferred to the U.S.S.R. under lend lease. She was reclassified MSF-222, 7 February 1955, and remains in Russian hands.

Published: Tue Jul 07 07:32:58 EDT 2015