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USS Osprey (AM-56) off the Norfolk Navy Yard, 19 April 1941.jpg
Class overview
Name: Raven class minesweeper
Builders: Norfolk Navy Yard
Operators:  United States Navy
Preceded by: Lapwing class minesweeper
Succeeded by: Auk class minesweeper
In commission: 11 November 1940 - 31 May 1946
Completed: 2
Lost: 1
Retired: 1
Preserved: 0
General characteristics
Type: Minesweeper
Displacement: 1,040 tons
Length: 220 feet 6 inches (67.2 m)
Beam: 32 feet 2 inches (9.8 m)
Draft: 9 feet 4 inches (2.8 m)
Speed: 18 knots (33 km/h)
Complement: 105 officers and men
Armament: 1 × 3"/50 caliber gun
1 × 40 mm AA guns

The Raven class of U.S. Navy minesweepers was the basis upon which the Auk class of U.S. Navy minesweepers was based.

The Raven class has the following specifications:

  • Displacement: 1040 tons
  • Length: 220.6'
  • Beam: 32'2"
  • Draft: 9'4"
  • Complement: 100-105 officers and men
  • Speed: 18 knots
  • Armament: 1-3 inch, 2-40 mm(AA).

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