The 123 minesweepers (AM) of the Admirable class was the largest class of minesweepers of the United States Navy during World War II, all being completed in 1943-45. They were a simplification of the Auk design meant to facilitate mass production, and resulting design had no mine laying capability but retained antisubmarine capabilities. The minesweeper’s main mission was to detect and remove naval mines, thereby ensuring safe passage for other fleet ships. They were also charged with antisubmarine warfare (ASW) duties with rear-mounted depth charge racks and a forward-firing Hedgehog antisubmarine mortar. Minesweepers were also employed as patrol vessels and convoy escorts.
Any service era or vessel configuration - We can build a model of them all - your pick.
|USS Elusive (AM-225)||USS Pivot (AM-276)|
|USS Adopt (AM-137)||USS Embattle (AM-226)||USS Pledge (AM-277)|
|USS Advocate (AM-138)||USS Execute (AM-232)||USS Project (AM–278)|
|USS Agent (AM-139)||USS Facility (AM-233)||USS Prime (AM-279)|
|USS Alarm (AM-140)||USS Fancy (AM-234)||USS Prowess (AM-280)|
|USS Alchemy (AM-141)||USS Fixity (AM-235)||USS Quest (AM-281)|
|USS Apex (AM-142)||USS Garland (AM-238)||USS Rampart (AM-282)|
|USS Arcade (AM-143)||USS Gayety (AM-239)||USS Ransom (AM-283)|
|USS Arch (AM-144)||USS Hazard (AM-240)||USS Rebel (AM-284)|
|USS Armada (AM-145)||USS Hilarity (AM-241)||USS Recruit (AM-285)|
|USS Aspire (AM-146)||USS Inaugural (AM-242)||USS Reform (AM-286)|
|USS Assail (AM-147)||USS Implicit (AM-246)||USS Refresh (AM-287)|
|USS Astute (AM-148)||USS Improve (AM-247)||USS Reign (AM-288)|
|USS Augury (AM-149)||USS Incessant (AM-248)||USS Report (AM-289)|
|USS Barrier (AM-150)||USS Incredible (AM-249)||USS Salute (AM-294)|
|USS Bombard (AM-151)||USS Indicative (AM-250)||USS Saunter (AM-295)|
|USS Bond (AM-152)||USS Inflict (AM-251)||USS Scout (AM-296)|
|USS Buoyant (AM-153)||USS Instill (AM-252)||USS Scrimmage (AM-297)|
|USS Candid (AM-154)||USS Intrigue (AM-253)||USS Scuffle (AM-298)|
|USS Capable (AM-155)||USS Invade (AM-254)||USS Sentry (AM-299)|
|USS Captivate (AM-156)||USS Jubilant (AM-255)||USS Serene (AM-300)|
|USS Caravan (AM-157)||USS Knave (AM-256)||USS Shelter (AM-301)|
|USS Caution (AM-158)||USS Lance (AM-257)||USS Signet (AM-302)|
|USS Change (AM-159)||USS Logic (AM-258)||USS Skirmish (AM-303)|
|USS Clamour (AM-160)||USS Lucid (AM-259)||USS Scurry (AM-304)|
|USS Climax (AM-161)||USS Magnet (AM-260)||USS Spectacle (AM-305)|
|USS Compel (AM-162)||USS Mainstay (AM-261)||USS Specter (AM-306)|
|USS Concise (AM-163)||USS Marvel (AM-262)||USS Staunch (AM-307)|
|USS Control (AM-164)||USS Measure (AM-263)||USS Strategy (AM-308)|
|USS Counsel (AM-165)||USS Method (AM-264)||USS Strength (AM-309)|
|USS Crag (AM-214)||USS Mirth (AM-265)||USS Success (AM-310)|
|USS Cruise (AM-215)||USS Nimble (AM-266)||USS Superior (AM-311)|
|USS Deft (AM-216)||USS Notable (AM-267)||USS Creddock (AM-356)|
|USS Delegate (AM-217)||USS Nucleus (AM-268)||USS Dipper (AM-357)|
|USS Density (AM-218)||USS Opponent (AM-269)||USS Drake (AM-359)|
|USS Design (AM-219)||USS Palisade (AM-270)||USS Dunlin (AM-361)|
|USS Device (AM-220)||USS Penetrate (AM-271)||USS Gadwall (AM-362)|
|USS Diploma (AM-221)||USS Peril (AM-272)||USS Gavia (AM-363)|
|USS Disdain (AM-222)||USS Phantom (AM-273)||USS Graylag (AM-364)|
|USS Dour (AM-223)||USS Pinnacle (AM-274)||USS Harlequin (AM-365)|
|USS Eager (AM-224)||USS Pirate (AM-275)||USS Harrier (AM-366)|
We offer our Admirable Class Minesweeper (AM) Models in several popular size/scale offerings for easy ordering and selection. However, if you would like your model made in a size other than those sizes listed, please contact us with your request. Custom orders are our specialty!
Our Minesweeper models are made-to-order, meaning that we do not stock any pre-made models. Only when a customer tells us the size and/or scale desired do we build the model. Each model is exquisitely crafted by our master model builders and comes fully assembled with a solid hull - hand carved from kiln-dried mahogany. Other parts are made from a variety of woods, putty, resin and metals. Every model includes pedestals, a polished mahogany base board, and a name plate. Options include keel block mounting, waterline models, ships seals and ribbons, and weathering paint schemes.
The model build time is generally 16-20 weeks from receipt of the order and deposit. The normal procedure is a 50% deposit with the commissioning, with the balance due prior to shipping. Note that prior to shipping, we take a series of photos of the model and send them to you for final review and approval – so you know exactly what your model will look like and allow for any necessary modifications. Once you have approved your model, we’ll collect the final balance and she will be shipped in a robust shipping crate and insured for your protection.
We offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee: In the unlikely event you are not completely satisfied with your model and wish to return it, notify us within 7 days of the model delivery and we will issue a refund or exchange.
FREE SHIPPING in the USA - Note that our model prices include shipping and insurance within the USA.
Shipping costs outside the USA will depend on the model size ordered and shipping destination. You will be responsible for any applicable taxes or duties, based on the commercial invoice value for the model.
Add a museum-like touch to your model display - Consider our protective display case option. Keep fingers and dust away - forever! Please visit our Display Case page to see our selection.
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