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Ibis (AM 134)


Hawk Class Minesweeper:

  • Built in November 1937 as the steel hull trawler M/V Tide by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co., Quincy, MA for the General Sea Foods Corp., Boston, MA
  • Acquired by the Navy 1 January 1942
  • Conversion to a Minesweeper began 8 January 1942 at the Bethlehem Steel Co., East Boston, MA
  • Renamed Ibis 21 January 1942
  • Completed conversion and commissioned USS Ibis (AM 134), 23 May 1942
  • Decommissioned 1 May 1944
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 16 September 1944 struck from the Naval Register and sold to her original owners
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 590 t.
  • Length 147'
  • Beam 26'
  • Draft 13'
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Armament: Two 6-pounders
  • Propulsion: One 650shp Cooper Bessemer diesel engine, one shaft.
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    Commanding Officers
    01LT H. M. Larsen, USNR23 May 1942
    02LT Benjamin James Wilson, USN21 February 1944 - 1 May 1944
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and R. A. Moody

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    Association of Minemen
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