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.
Esteem was decommissioned Sept 30, 1970 in preparation for extensive
modernization. Recommissioned Aug 27, 1971.
Counter Started 11/26/2010