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Turaco (AMc 55)



Call sign:
Nan - William - Fox - King

Accentor Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 17 January 1941 by the Snow Shipyards, Inc., Rockland, ME
  • Launched 28 July 1941
  • Delivered, placed in service as USS Turaco (AMc 55), 9 October 1941 under the command of LTJG Allard B. Heyward, USNR
  • Placed out of service 30 November 1945 at Charleston, SC
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 December 1945
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal in September 1947
  • Sold in 1954 to Thames Shipyard, Inc. of New London, CT and renamed Uncas
  • Sold in 1968 to New Bedford Marine, Inc. of North Dartmouth, MA
  • Out of documentation in 1969
  • 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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    Turaco 90k Courtesy of former crew member Curtis L. Futch. Steve Futch

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