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Bateleur (AMc 37)

Call sign:
Nan - Able - Victor - Sugar

Accentor Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 21 January 1941 by W. A. Robinson, Inc., Ipswich, MA
  • Launched 12 May 1941
  • Placed in service 18 August 1941
  • Placed out of service 15 November 1945 and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet Charleston Group
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 November 1945
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 20 August 1947 and sold to the Whaling City Dredge and Dock Corp. of Groton, CT
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 205 t.
  • Length 97' 5"
  • Beam 22' 5"
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: Two .30 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: One 400shp Cooper Bessemer G. N.-8-STB diesel engine, one shaft.
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    Bateleur 33k

    Bateleur - An incorrect spelling of bataleur, a short-tailed eagle common to eastern Africa

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