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Combat (AMc 69)

Call sign:
Nan - Baker - William - Yoke


Accentor Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 17 April 1941 as Comrade by Hodgdon Brothers, Goudy and Stevens, East Boothbay, ME
  • Launched 6 October 1941
  • Placed in service 24 February 1942 as USS Combat (AMc 69)
  • Struck from the Naval Register 5 June 1946
  • Placed out of service 5 August 1946 and transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal
  • Acquired in 1955 by the Southern Seafood Transport Co. of Jacksonville, FL for use as a fishing boat
  • Burned 3 January 1958 in the Gulf of Mexico about 45 miles south of Tuxpan, Mexico.


  • Displacement 195 t.
  • Length 97' 1"
  • Beam 22'
  • Draft 9' 1"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One .50 cal. machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 400bhp Atlas 6 HM-2124 diesel engine, one shaft.
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    Combat 31k c. January 1942
    U.S. Navy photo
    Hyperwar U.S. Navy in WWII

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History:


    Battle; a fight between two adversaries; a duel.

    Combat (AMc 69), formerly named Comrade, was launched 6 October 1941 by Hogdon Bros., Goudy, and Stevens, East Boothbay, Maine; sponsored by Miss C. Goudy; and placed in service 24 February 1942, Lieutenant (junior grade) David A. Mitchell, USNR, in charge. She served in the 1st Naval District in New England waters during the war and was transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal 5 August 1946.

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