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Chatterer (AMc 16)

Call sign:
Nan - Easy - Nan - Fox

Coastal Minesweeper:

  • The first Chatterer was built in 1936 as Sea Breeze by the Harbor Boat Building Company, Terminal Island, CA
  • Acquired by the Navy and placed in service as USS Chatterer (AMc 16), 20 November 1940
  • Placed out of service 12 September 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register 14 October 1944
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in May 1945
  • Fate unknown.


  • Length 83'
  • Propulsion: Diesel, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Chatterer 66k c. 1937
    San Francisco, CA

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