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Chachalaca (AMc 41)

Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Peter - Victor

Accentor Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 27 December 1940 by the Bristol Yacht Building Co., South Bristol, ME
  • Launched 11 June 1941
  • Placed in service 11 September 1941
  • Placed out of service 4 January 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 8 May 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in September 1947
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 224 t.
  • Length 97' 1"
  • Beam 22' 6"
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One .50 cal. machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 400shp Atlas 6HM 2124 diesel engine, one shaft.
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    Chachalaca 132k 28 July 1941
    Chachalaca at her building yard
    Bureau of Ships photo 19-LCM-24954 from the National Archives
    Mike Green
    Photo added 15 June 2019
    USS Chachalaca (AMc 41)
    Chachalaca 72k 21 October 1941 Robert Hurst
    Caracara 200k 10 August 1942
    Chachalaca and Caracara (AMc 40) moored alongside a pier. Chachalaca appears to be in Measure 12 camouflage scheme where Caracara seems to be in Measure 12 (mod) camouflage scheme. Both vessels appear to display an aerial recognition feature; a vertical white band that extends from the main deck to the top of the pilot house
    National Archives photo 80-G-451543
    Mike Green
    Photo added 15 June 2019

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