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Lorikeet (AMc 49)



Call sign:
Nan - Item - Dog - Victor

Accentor Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • The first Lorikeet was laid down 28 February 1941 by the Greenport Basin and Construction Co., Greenport, Long Island, NY
  • Launched 19 April 1941
  • Placed in service 8 August 1941
  • Placed out of service 14 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 8 January 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 31 July 1947 and sold to Karl H. Anderson of Jacksonville, FL as the yacht Lorikeet
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 185 t.
    1948 - 160 t.
  • Length 97' 1"
    1948 - 90.6'
  • Beam 22'
    1948 - 21.5'
  • Draft 9'
    1948 - 10.9'
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 17
    1948 - Six
  • Armament: Two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: One 400bhp Cooper Bessemer G.N.-DR-6 diesel engine, one shaft.
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    Lorikeet 61k
    Namesake:

    Lorikeet - A small brightly colored bird of the lory or brush-tongued parrot family found in Australia and New Guinea

    Tommy Trampp

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