Number Of Men Who Served On MSO's

Over 50,000 "Iron Men" Served Proudly


The monthly total is 19,654.
This gives 1637.83 years or using 2 year tours this is 818.72 or 819 men.

At 65 officers and men per ship the total IRON MEN is 53,235.
At 70 per ship the total IRON MEN is 57,330.
AVERAGE NUMBER is 55313.

From all this we know that over 50,000 proudly served.

Lloyd Pearson, Skipper USS GUIDE MSO-447, 1956-1958

Another way to figure it is with this list [which I 
have changed after the above was figured] the average length
of service per ship is 21.5 years, using 1.8 year tours that
would be 11.94 turnovers per ship, with 65 ships then.....

at 65 guys per ship: (11.94 x 65ships x 65guys)= 50447  
at 70 guys per ship: (11.94 x 65ships x 70guys)= 54327

This also averages 36 guys per year per ship.

This does not take into account that some men served on 
more than one ship and the 1.8 year tour is just a guess and 
some guys were temporary duty etc.

Dick Lewis

   

Ship           Length of service    Number of guys
                Years-Months     Per Ship (Estimated)

Prestige	    4 0                144
Stalwart	    9 4                336
Ability	           11 10               390
Advance	           12 6                450 
Venture	           13 06               486
Sturdy	           13 09               485
Swerve	           13 11               501 
Salute	           14 1                507
Acme	           14 2                510
Skill              14 2                510
Avenge	           14 8                528
Sagacity           14 9                531
Notable	           14 11               537
Pinnacle           15 01               543
Valor              15 01               543
Agile              15 1                543  
Rival              15 2                546 
Persistent         15 03               549
Lucid	           15 08               564
Nimble	           15 09               567
Guide	           16 04               588
Vital	           16 04               588
Vigor	           16 05               591
Prime              16 06               594
Dynamic	           16 07               597 
Aggressive         16 08               600 
Bold	           16 09               603
Observer	   16 10               606
Reaper	           16 11               609
Pivot	           16 11               609
Energy             17 00               612
Loyalty	           17 01               615
Conflict	   17 3                621        
Force	           17 5                627   
Embattle           17 08               636
Firm	           17 9                639
Endurance	   18 01               651
Bulwark	           18 07               669
Assurance          18 10               678
Alacrity           19 7                705
Dominant           27 0                972
Direct	           27 03               981
Detector           27 10               1002 
Dash	           28 1                1011
Fidelity           33 5                1203
Affray	           34 0                1224
Adroit	           34 09               1251
Inflict	           34 11               1257 
Fearless           35 1                1263
Esteem	           35 1                1263
Illusive           35 2                1266
Pluck	           35 4                1272
Leader	           36 01               1728 
Impervious         36 02               1305
Enhance	           36 06               1314
Engage	           36 06               1314
Excel	           36 07               1317
Pledge             36 10               1326
Constant	   37 1                1335
Fortify	           37 2                1338  
Exploit	           37 8                1356
Gallant	           37 8                1356
Conquest           38 0                1368
Exultant           39 00               1404
Implicit	   39 7                1425


 
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