USS Hazard - (AM-240)
Hazard (AM-240) was launched 1 October 1944 by the Winslow Marine Railway & Shipbuilding Corporation of Windslow, WA. The Hazard was fitted for both wire and acoustic sweeping and could double as anti-submarine warfare platform. The Admirable class of minesweepers were also used for patrol and escort duties.
Hazard first served as an escort from San Francisco to Pearl Harbor, then running convoys to Eniwetok and Ulithi. In March, 1945, the sweeper was sent to Okinawa to perform anti-submarine patrols before sweeping the waters off Kerama Retto. The ship's slogan was "No Sweep, No Invasion."
The USS Hazard was decommissioned in 1946 and struck from Navy records in 1971. Hazard was then purchased by a group of Omaha businessmen and placed on display in Freedom Park, the only Admirable class minesweeper left in the United States.
Hazard received three battle stars for World War II service.