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Rhea (AMc 58)



Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Love - Victor

Rhea Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • The first Rhea was built in 1941 as Hull No. 250 by the Martinolich Shipbuilding Co., Tacoma, WA
  • Acquired by the Navy 31 December 1940 and designated a Coastal Minesweeper, AMc-58
  • Named Rhea 5 March 1941
  • Launched 9 August 1941
  • Placed in service 15 October 1941
  • Placed out of service 22 January 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 7 February 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 30 December 1947 and sold to Demiter J. Callian
  • Registered in 1949 to A. Antonio DaCosta of San Diego, CA as the fishing boat Elena
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 307 t.
    1949 - 109 t.
  • Length 98' 6"
    1949 - 101.2'
  • Beam 24'
    1949 - 24.8'
  • Draft 11' 1"
    1949 - 10.9'
  • Speed 10 kts
  • Complement 17
    1949 - 11
  • Armament: Two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: One 465bhp Superior L. D. P. diesel engine, one shaft.
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    Rhea 479k
    Namesake:

    Rhea - A non-flying bird, a member of the ostrich family, found in South America
    Tommy Trampp

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