The USS Hazard was one of many minesweepers of the admiral class, which was the largest and most successful class of minesweepers in the Navy during WWII. The Hazard was launched in 1944 and would earn three battle stars. It was fitted with wire and acoustic minesweeping technology and could participate in antisubmarine warfare. After its launch it helped escort a convoy from San Francisco to Pearl Harbor, remained in Hawaii for a time escorting convoys, then was sent to minesweep in around the island of Okinawa. It is the most intact naval vessel from WWII.