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Grouse (AMc 12)

Call sign:
Nan - Item - Jig - Yoke

Coastal Minesweeper:

  • The first Grouse was built in 1938 as New Bol by the Martinac Shipbuilding Co., Tacoma, WA
  • Acquired by the Navy 1940
  • Commissioned USS Grouse (AMc 12), 20 June 1941
  • Decommissioned 26 August 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register 23 September 1944
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 5 February 1945
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 200 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 25'
  • Speed 11 kts.
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    Grouse 108k

    Grouse - A game bird, smaller than the domestic hen, with mottled plumage; also known as "prairie hen" and "sage cock"

    Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 3 October 2020
    Grouse 158k c. July 1941
    Off San Diego, CA
    National Archives photos 19-N-24611 and 19-N-24612
    Mike Green
    Grouse 138k

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