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Phoebe (AMc 57)



Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Jig - George

Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 5 December 1940 as Western Robin by the Western Boat Building Co., Tacoma, WA
  • Launched in 1941
  • Placed in service as USS Phoebe (AMc 57), 2 May 1941
  • Placed out of service 17 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 8 January 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal in March 1946
  • Sold 27 March 1946 to her builder and renamed Western Explorer
  • Foundered 14 May 1956 off Socorro Island, Mexico near Bimmer's Cove.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 205 t.
  • Length 95'
  • Beam 23' 9"
  • Draft 11'
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: Two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: One 400bhp Atlas 6H-M-2124 diesel engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Phoebe 298k Original photo: c. 1943
    Replacement photo: c. 1943
    Photo courtesy Western Boat Building Co. from the 1943/1944 edition of Jane's
    Fighting Ships
    Original photo: Gunter Krebs
    Replacement photo: Robert Hurst
    Phoebe 166k c. 1943 - 45
    Dutch Harbor, Aleutian Islands, AK
    Contributed by Cyrus Dodd III, in honor of his father, Cyrus C. Dodd Jr., former crew member of Phoebe
    AMc-57, YMS-135, YMS-130 103k c. 1943 - 45
    Dutch Harbor, Aleutian Islands, AK.
    Phoebe pierside, YMS-135 center and YMS-130 outboard.
    AMc-57, PC-786, PC-792 141k c. 1943 - 45
    Dutch Harbor, Aleutian Islands, AK.
    PC-786 and PC-792 tied up astern of Phoebe

    View the Phoebe (AMc-57)
    DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    AMc-57 Phoebe Crew Photo Page
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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