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Advance (AMc 63)
ex-Aggressor



Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Queen - Able

Accentor Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 12 April 1941 as Aggressor by the Greenpoint Basin and Construction Co., Greenpoint, Long Island, NY
  • Renamed Advance, 23 May 1941
  • Launched 28 June 1941
  • Placed in service as USS Advance (AMc 63), 10 October 1941 at the New York Navy Yard
  • Placed out of service 6 December 1945 at Charleston, SC
  • Struck from the Naval Register 3 January 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 3 March 1947 and sold for scrap.

    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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