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Jacamar (AMc 47)

Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Peter - Fox

Accentor Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 24 February 1941 by the Greenport Basin & Construction Co., Greenport, Long Island, NY
  • Launched 10 March 1941
  • Commissioned 25 June 1941
  • Decommissioned 6 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 3 January 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission in November 1947 and sold
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 185 t.
  • Length 97' 1"
  • Beam 22'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: Two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: One 400bhp Buckeye 8-80M diesel engine, one shaft.
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    Jacamar 54k

    Jacamar - Any of many species of birds of the subfamily Galbulinae, found in tropical forests from Mexico to Brazil

    Tommy Trampp

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Walter Patrick Wrenn, Jr., USNR25 June 1941 - February 1943
    02LT Stanley Francis Luce, USNRFebruary 1943 - June 1943
    03LTJG James M. Lewis, USNRJune 1943 - March 1944
    04LT Laurence W. Schenck, USNRMarch 1944 - September 1944
    05LTJG Charles S. Yeager, USNRSeptember 1944 - 6 December 1945
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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