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USS Chimo (ACM 1)



Call sign:
Nan - Peter - Xray - Fox

ex-USAMP Colonel Charles W. Bundy

Chimo served both the U.S. Army and Navy

Chimo Class Auxiliary Minelayer:

  • Laid down in 1943 for the U.S. Army Coast Artillery Corps, Mine Planter Service as Colonel Charles W. Bundy by the Marietta Manufacturing Co., Point Pleasant, WV
  • Acquired by the Navy 7 April 1944 and commissioned USS Chimo (ACM 1) the same day
  • Converted to an Auxiliary Minelayer at the Norfolk Navy Yard
  • Decommissioned 21 May 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in April 1948
  • Sold 28 September 1948
  • Sold in 1963 to Otha "Bill" Martin of San Diego, CA, converted to a tuna seiner and renamed MV Day Island
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,300 t.
  • Length 188' 2"
  • Beam 37'
  • Draft 12' 6"
  • Speed 12.5 kts.
  • Complement 69
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount, and four 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two Combustion Engineering header type boilers, two 1,200shp Skinner Unaflow reciprocating engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Chimo 47k - Charles Gross
    Chimo 56k In drydock at Sasebo, Japan

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR John Winston Gross, USNR7 April 1944
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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