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Develin (AMc 45)



Call sign:
Nan - Fox - Baker - Queen

Accentor Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 21 January 1941 by the Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Launched 10 April 1941
  • Placed in service 9 July 1941
  • Struck from the Naval Register 31 July 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in November 1946
  • Acquired in 1947 by Samuel G. Stuart of Brooklyn, NY for use as a fishing boat and renamed Lady Stuart
  • Acquired 15 May 1949 by Elmer Jacobsen of Dania, FL and renamed Elwa
  • Renamed Eleanor & Elsie in 1950
  • Registered in 1961 by the executor of Jacobsen's estate, John H. Abrams of New Bedford, MA as Jo Ann & Donna
  • Acquired in 1970 by George E. Fenner of Fairhaven, MA
  • Acquired in 1973 by JoJack Fishing Corp. of New Bedford and renamed Cutty Sark
  • Renamed Joan & Helena in 1975
  • Renamed Joan Marie in 1976
  • Registered in November 1981 as Melinda-Lee
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 200 t.
  • Length 97' 1"
  • Beam 21' 8"
  • Draft 9'
  • 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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