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Road Runner (AMc 35)



Call sign:
Nan - Able - Peter - Fox

Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Built in 1939 as Treasure Island by the Western Boat Yard, Tacoma, WA
  • Acquired by the Navy 27 November 1940
  • Placed in service as USS Road Runner (AMc 35), 2 June 1941
  • Placed out of service 15 September 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register 14 October 1944
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration and sold to her former owner 5 February 1945
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 175 t.
  • Length 81'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 4' 5"
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement 16
  • Armament: Two .30 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: One diesel engine, one shaft.
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    Road Runner 48k
    Namesake:

    Road Runner - A speedy, largely terrestrial bird of the cuckoo family, known from California to Mexico and eastward to Texas

    Tommy Trampp
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