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Ruff (AMc 59)

Call sign:
November - Bravo - Mike - Hotel

Coastal Minesweeper: Built in 1940 as Hull No. 251 by the Martinolich Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, CA; Named Speaker; Acquired by the Navy, 31 December 1940; Renamed Ruff and designated AMc 59, 5 March 1941; Launched, 24 April 1941; Placed in service, 31 October 1941; Placed out of service, 23 January 1946 at San Diego, CA; Struck from the Naval Register, 7 February 1946; Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 29 August 1947.
Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 307 t.; Length 98' 6"; Beam 24'; Draft 11' 1"; Speed 10 kts; Complement 17; Armament two .50 cal. machine guns; Propulsion one 465bhp Superior L. D. P. diesel engine, one shaft.

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