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Accentor (AMc-36)



Call sign:
Nan - Able - Easy - Oboe

Accentor Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 21 January 1941 by W. A. Robinson, Inc., Ipswich, Massachusetts
  • Launched 10 May 1941
  • Commissioned 24 July 1941 at Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA under the command of LTJG Gordon Abbott, USNR
  • Decommissioned 1 September 1942 at Annapolis, MD and placed in service
  • Placed out of service, 14 June 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 3 July 1946
  • Transferred in October 1946 to the Maritime Commission for disposal
  • Sold in 1952 to Higgins Industries, Inc. of New Orleans, LA for use as a tugboat and delivered 9 October 1946
  • Acquired in 1954 by the Star Towing Co. of New Orleans
  • Foundered 12 June 1966 at Mile 99 in the Mississippi River near Star Landing.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 221 t.(fl)
  • Length 97' 6"
  • Beam 22' 6"
  • Draft 8' 11"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: Two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: One 400bhp Cooper Bessemere G. N.-8-STB diesel engine, one shaft.
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    Accentor 66k Chesapeake Bay, 8 June 1943 showing her two .50-caliber machine guns amidships, and the sweep wire reel on her fantail
    National Archives photo 80-G-71254
    Original photo: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
    Replacement photo: Robert Hurst

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    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen

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