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Chimango (AMc 42)



Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Mike - Queen

Accentor Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 18 January 1941 by the Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Launched 8 March 1941
  • Commissioned 3 June 1941
  • Decommissioned and placed in service 15 June 1942
  • Placed out of service 20 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 8 January 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal 21 August 1947 and sold
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 200 t.
  • Length 97' 1"
  • Beam 21' 8"
  • Draft 11'
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One .50 cal. machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 400shp Superior K.N.A. diesel engine, one shaft.
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    USS Chimango (AMc 42)
    Chimango 21k
    Namesake:

    A bird of southern South America

    Tommy Trampp

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS John T. G. Nichols, III, USNR3 June 1941 - December 1942
    02LTJG Everett P. McAfee, USNRDecember 1942 - December 1943
    03LTJG Kenneth O. Wise, USNRDecember 1943 - March 1944
    04LT Charles W. Griffith, USNRMarch 1944 - March 1945
    05LTJG Bruce A. Watson, USNRMarch 1945 - 20 December 1945
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

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