From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


Shouting with joy; exulting.

(AM-255: dp. 530; 1. 184'6"; b. 33'; dr. 9'9"; s. 15 k.; cpl. 105; a. 1 3", 2 40mm., 6 20mm., 2 dcp., 2 dct.; cl. Admirable)

Jubilant (AM-255) was lunched 20 February 1943 by American Shipbuilding Co., Lorain, Ohio; sponsored by Mrs. C. D. Bishop; and commissioned 27 August, Lt. (j.g.) W. P. Sprunt in command.

Jubilant departed Lorain 13 September and steamed via Quebec and Argentia, Newfoundland for Little Creek, Va. While sailing along the Atlantic coast, she made a submarine contact, 23 October and launched a depth charge and hedgehog attack which resulted in a probable hit. Arriving Little Creek the 23d, she commenced 4 months of minesweeping and escort training, then departed 1 March 1944 for convoy escort duty in the South Atlantic.

She arrived Trinidad British West Indies 12 March and departed the next day as escort for a convoy bound for Recife, Brazil. Arriving 26 March, she proceeded to Rio de Janeiro and Bahia, Brazil before returning to Trinidad 30 May Jubilant made several escort voyages between Trinidad and Brazilian ports and engaged in coastal minesweeping operations before departing Trinidad 23 March 1945 for the United States. Reaching Norfolk, Va., 29 March she conducted minesweeping operations in the Chesapeake Bay until departing 30 April for convoy duty along the eastern seaboard. On 17 May she returned to Norfolk and resumed minesweeping operations. Serving as a minesweeping training ship, she continued her duty- out of Norfolk until 4 March 1946; then she departed for Orange, Tex. Arriving 11 March, Jubilant decommissioned 18 May and joined the Atlantic Reserve Fleet.

In order to bolster the fleet during the Korean conflict, Jubilant recommissioned 11 May 1951. Departing 24 May, she steamed to Charleston, S.C., to join Mine Squadron 8, Atlantic Fleet, 29 May For more than 2 years Jubilant operated out of Charleston along the Atlantic coast up to the Chesapeake Bay. She cleared Charleston 19 February 1954 and returned to Orange the 28th. Jubilant decommissioned 27 April and entered the Atlantic Reserve Fleet. She was redesignated MSF-255 on 7 February 1955. Subsequently, Jubilant was stricken from the Navy List 1 May 1962. At present she serves the Mexican Navy as DM-01 (D-1).