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ex-Canary (AMc 25)

Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Built in 1939 as John G. Murley by Morse Shipyards, Thomaston, ME for the John G. Murley
  • Acquired by the Navy 24 October 1940
  • Placed in service as USS Canary (AMc 25), 19 June 1941
  • Reclassified as a Diving Tender YDT-7 in January 1944
  • Placed out of service in June 1948 and transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal
  • Fate unknown.


  • Length 93' 4"
  • Beam 19' 4"
  • Propulsion: One 193shp Cooper Bessemer diesel engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    FV John G. Murley
    Canary 110k John G. Murley. U.S. Fishing Vessel, photographed c. 1939-40. Before conversion to USS Canary (AMc 25)
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101963
    Naval Historical Center
    USS Canary (AMc 25)
    Canary 42k

    Canary - A small finch

    Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 14 December 2021
    Canary 147k At a John Mathis Co. work pier in Camden NJ, some time shortly after 16 June 1941
    Photo from Independence Seaport Museum, John Mathis collection (For educational and non-commercial use)
    John Chiquoine
    Canary 323k Original photo: Operating as a sweep out of Charleston Navy Yard 1941 thru 1943
    Australian War Museum photo 302555
    Replacement photo: Naval History and Heritage Command Catalog photo L45-41.07.01
    Original photo: John Chiquoine
    Replacement photo: Naval History and Heritage Command

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