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Roller (AMc 52)



Call sign:
November - Whiskey - Delta - Kilo

Accentor Class Coastal Minesweeper:
  • Built by Snow Shipyards, Rockland, ME
  • Laid down, 27 December 1940
  • Launched, 14 May 1941
  • Placed in service, 12 August 1941
  • Placed out of service, 18 April 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 01 May 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 27 May 1947
  • Sold to Hughes Bros., New York, NY
  • Final disposition, 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
    110305201
    70k 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
    Roller (AMc-52)
    Roller
    110305202
    119k Newspaper clipping showing Roller immediately after launch, 14 May 1941. She was christened by five year old Linda Ann Dean, daughter of Lieutenant and Mrs. C.L. Dean of Bath. Dave Wright

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