USS ESTEEM (MSO-438) Significant Firsts....



FIRST [August 8, 1956] in her class to sweep a live magnetic bottom mine.

FIRST [July 1, 1957] Battle Efficiency Award to go to a MSO minesweeper.

FIRST [date unknown] Solo transit from Long Beach, Calif to Pearl Harbor 
(by a (MSO?)minesweeper?).

FIRST [] diesel powered ocean minesweeper (MSO?) awarded the engineering
department "E" for engineering efficiency.

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Esteem was decommissioned Sept 30, 1970 in preparation for extensive 
modernization.  Recommissioned Aug 27, 1971.  


 
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