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Hornbill (AMc 13)

Sunk 30 June 1942

Coastal Minesweeper:

  • The first Hornbill was built as the fishing boat J. A. Martinolich by the J. A. Martinolich Shipbuilding of Tacoma, WA
  • Launched in 1938
  • Delivered in 1940
  • Acquired by the Navy 7 December 1940 and commissioned USS Hornbill (AMc 13)
  • Sunk 30 June 1942 after a collision with the lumber schooner, Esther Johnson in San Francisco Bay
  • Struck from the Navy Register 24 July 1942.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 195 t.
  • Length 85'
  • Beam 20' 11"
  • Draft 5'
  • Depth of Hold 10' 5"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 11
  • Armament: One .30 cal. machine gun.
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    Hornbill 175k Off Mare Island Navy Yard on June 16, 1941
    Mare Island Navy Yard photo 1231-41
    Mike Green

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