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Limpkin (AMc 48)

Call sign:
November - Foxtrot - Alpha - Juliet

Accentor Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • The first Limpkin was laid down 24 February 1941 by the Greenport Basin and Construction Co., Greenport, Long Island, NY
  • Launched 5 April 1941
  • Placed in service as USS Limpkin (AMc 48), 8 August 1941
  • Placed out of service 15 April 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 May 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 13 January 1947
  • Registered in 1948 W. E. Lewis , Inc. of Fleeton, VA as the fishing boat Hiawatha
  • Renamed Blue Waters
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 185 t.
    1948 - 130 t.
  • Length 97' 1"
    1948 - 89.2'
  • Beam 22'
    1948 - 21.3'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 17
    1948 - 28
  • Armament: Two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: One 400bhp Cooper Bessemer G.N.-DR-6 diesel engine, one shaft.
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