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Skimmer (AMc 53)



Call sign:
November - Whiskey - Bravo - Papa

Accentor Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 2 January 1941 by the Snow Shipyards, Rockland, ME
  • Launched 7 June 1941
  • Placed in service 26 August 1941
  • Placed out of service 31 July 1946 at Norfolk, VA
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 August 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal 15 April 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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    Size Image Description Source
    Skimmer 73k
    Namesake:

    Skimmer - Any of several long-winged, marine birds of the genus Rhynchops and related to the terns
    Tommy Trampp

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