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Crossbill (AMc 9)



Call sign:
Nan - Item - Jig - William

Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Built in 1937 as North Star by the Watchorn Yacht and Boat Works, San Pedro, CA
  • Acquired by the Navy 31 October 1940
  • Commissioned USS Crossbill (AMc 9), 22 March 1941
  • Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register 7 February 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in March 1947
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 213 t.
  • Length 81' 6"
  • Beam 22' 3"
  • Draft 9' 4"
  • Speed 9.5 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One .50 cal. machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 260bhp Western APB diesel engine, one shaft.
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    Crossbill 52k U.S. Navy photo. Jon Burdett

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