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Dominant (AMc 76)

Call sign:
Nan - Item - Zebra - Xray

Accentor Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • The first Dominant was laid down 9 April 1941 by the Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Launched 6 June 1941
  • Placed in service as USS Dominant (AMc 76), 29 September 1941
  • Placed out of service 15 April 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in September 1947
  • Acquired in 1948 by Cape May Fisheries of Cape May, NJ for use as a fishing boat and renamed Margaret M
  • Acquired in 1954 by Trawler Polaris, Inc. of South Portland, ME and renamed Polaris
  • Acquired in 1956 by Riverside, Inc. of Boston, MA
  • Acquired in 1957 by Boat Polaris, Inc. of Mattapoisett, MA
  • Acquired in 1960 by the Northern Edge Fishing Co., Inc. of Boston
  • Acquired in 1963 by Michael C. Gorton of Brunswick, GA and renamed Banner
  • Acquired in 1968 by Gorton's Seafood Manufacturing Co., Inc. of Brunswick
  • Out of documentation in 1975
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 205 t.
  • Length 97' 1"
  • Beam 22'
  • Draft 9' 1"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One .50 cal. machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 400bhp Superior K.N.B. diesel engine, one shaft.
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    Dominant 90k U.S. Navy photo by H. G. Nelson, 36 Granby Street Norfolk, VA Joe Radigan

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG H. J. Theriault, USNR29 September 1941 - 1942
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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