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Roller (AMc 52)



Call sign:
November - Whiskey - Delta - Kilo

Accentor Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 27 December 1940 by the Snow Shipyards, Rockland, ME
  • Launched 14 May 1941
  • Placed in service 12 August 1941
  • Placed out of service 18 April 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 May 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal 27 May 1947 and sold
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 275 t.
  • Length 98' 5"
  • Beam 23' 7"
  • Draft 10' 8"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: Two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: One 450bhp Fairbanks Morse 35-F-14 diesel engine, one shaft.
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    Roller 70k
    Namesake:

    Roller - Any of various Old World birds of the family Coraciidae, having bright blue wings, stocky bodies, and hooked bills. They are noted for their aggressiveness and their habit of rolling and twisting in flight, especially during the breeding season
    Tommy Trampp

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