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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
  • Acquired in 1948 by Roland Styron of Cash Corner, NC for use as a fishing boat
  • Acquired in 1950 by the Grand Banks Fishing Co., Inc. of Gloucester, MA
  • Acquired in 1956 by Tripolina Bramante of Medford, MA
  • Acquired in 1975 by Caracara, Inc. of Southport, ME
  • Foundered 2 January 1976 in the Gulf of Maine.


  • 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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