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Acme (AMc-61)
ex-Adamant



Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Oboe - Sugar

Accentor Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down, 31 March 1941 by the Greenport Basin and Construction Co., Greenport, Long Island, NY
  • Named Adamant, 17 May 1941
  • Renamed Acme, 23 May 1941
  • Launched, 31 May 1941
  • Commissioned USS Acme (AMc-61), 11 September 1941
  • Decommissioned, 8 March 1942 at New London, CT and placed in service the same day
  • Placed out of service, 13 December 1945 at Charleston, SC
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 3 January 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal 3 March 1947 and sold to Lloyd W. Lambert of Baltimore, MD
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 224 t.(fl)
  • Length 97' 1"
  • Beam 22'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: Two .50 cal machine guns
  • Propulsion: One 400bhp Union L8 diesel engine, one shaft.
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    Acme 106k Underway underway on trials in late 1941, in "Navy Gray" and displaying the red/white/blue/black Mine Force insignia on her bow.
    U.S. Navy photo 19-N-26216.
    Original photo: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Vol.1, pg. 39
    Replacement photo: Robert Hurst

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