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Ostrich (AMc 51)

Call sign:
November - Bravo - Quebec - Tango

Accentor Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • The second Ostrich was laid down 6 February 1941 by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, RI
  • Launched 29 March 1941
  • Delivered 1 July 1941
  • Placed in service 14 July 1941
  • Placed out of service 27 December 1945 at Norfolk, VA
  • Struck from the Naval Register 21 January 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal 21 March 1947
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 200 t.
  • Length 97' 1"
  • Beam 21' 6"
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: Two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: One 400bhp Superior K. N. B. diesel engine, one shaft.
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    Ostrich 76k

    Ostrich - A swift-footed two-toed flightless ratite bird with valuable wing and tail plumes that is the largest of existing birds and weighs 300 pounds
    Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 27 December 2021
    Ostrich 85k c. 1945
    "Patrolling at Dawn." Oil painting by J. Duncan Gleason
    The Herreshoff Catalogue Raisonné website

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