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Caracara (AMc 40)



Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Love - Peter

Accentor Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 26 December 1940 by the Bristol Yacht Building Co., South Bristol, ME
  • Launched 23 August 1941
  • Placed in service 30 December 1941
  • Struck from the Naval Register 21 January 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in July 1947
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 224 t.
  • Length 97' 1"
  • Beam 22' 6"
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: Two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: One 400shp Atlas 6HM 2124 diesel engine, one shaft.
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    Caracara 91k 22 August 1941 Robert Hurst

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