From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


A plot or plotting to gain a desired end.

(AM-253: dp. 530; 1. 184'6"; b. 33'; dr. 9'9''; s. 15 k.; cpl. 104; a. 1 3", 4 40mm.; cl. Admirable)

Intrigue (AM-253) was laid down 17 December 1943 by Savannah Machine & Foundry Co., Savannah, Ga.; launched 8 April 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Henry R. Keller; and commissioned 31 July 1944, Lt. P. Ft. McLaughlin in command.

Following exhaustive shakedown in Chesapeake Bay, Intrigue departed Norfolk 28 September 1944 for coastal convoy duty. She sailed with cargo ships from American ports to the Canal Zone and as far north as Argentia, Newfoundland, before returning to Norfolk 5 December 1944. In January 1945 she served as a target-towing vessel off the coast, and in June Intrigue sailed to Miami to train student officers on the Florida coast. She arrived 23 September at Yorktown, Va., to act as training ship at the Mine Warfare School, and decommissioned 31 May 1946. Intrigue subsequently joined the Atlantic Reserve Fleet at Orange, Tex., and reclassified MSF-253 on 7 Fe wary 1955. She was struck from the Navy List 1 May 1962 and sold to the Mexican Navy 1 October 1962 and now serves as DM-19 (E-9).