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Kestrel (IX 175)
ex-AMc-5



Call sign:
Nan - Easy - Sugar - Peter

Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Built in 1938 as Chanco by the Salisbury Yacht Co., Salisbury, MD
  • Acquired by the Navy 1 October 1940 and converted to a Coastal Minesweeper
  • Placed in service as USS Kestrel (AMc 5), 20 January 1941
  • Reclassified as an Unclassified Miscellaneous Auxiliary, IX-175, 10 July 1944
  • Placed out of service 29 October 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 16 November 1945
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration for disposal 5 August 1948
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for transfer to the War Shipping Administration as August 1945
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 219 t.
  • Length 98' 10"
  • Beam 21' 8"
  • Draft 6' 7"
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Complement 19
  • Armament: Two .30 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: One Cooper Bessemer diesel engine, one shaft.
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