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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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