Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive

Paramount (AMc 92)

Call sign:
Nan - William - George - Queen

Acme Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 14 April 1941 by the Delaware Bay Shipbuilding Co., Leesburg, NJ
  • Launched 9 August 1941
  • Placed in service as USS Paramount (AMc 92), 31 December 1941 under the command of LT William N. McMillen, USNR
  • Ran aground 17 February 1942 off Cape Hatteras, NC and abandoned without loss. Coast Guard Cutter Dione (WPG 107) provided assistance. Salvaged and returned to service
  • Disabled 19 February 1942 in a collision with Socony-Vacuum Oil Co. tanker Oswego Socony and towed to Morehead City, NC in a sinking condition
  • Placed out of service 8 February 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 26 February 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal 16 September 1946
  • Acquired 29 January 1947 by Adam P. Smith of New Orleans, LA for use as a freighter and renamed Oro Vaca
  • Acquired later in 1947 by Walter J. Godfrey of Brownsville, TX
  • Acquired in 1948 by the Western Shellfish Co., Inc. of Brownsville
  • Acquired in 1949 by William M. Eppler of Aransas, TX for use as a fishing boat
  • Acquired in 1953 by William Henry Bauer of Port Lavaca, TX
  • Scrapped in 1962Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 228 t.
  • Length 97' 1"
  • Beam 22'
  • Draft 9' 1"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: Two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: One 400bhp Enterprise DMG-6 diesel engine, one shaft.
    Click on thumbnail
    for full size image
    Size Image Description Source
    Paramount 89k Launching Bill Beggs
    Paramount 131k Launching Maurice River Township Heritage Society
    Paramount 26k After launching Bill Beggs
    Paramount 54k
    Paramount 87k After launching Maurice River Township Heritage Society

    View the Paramount (AMc 92)
    DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website
    Back To The Main Photo Index Back To the Mine Warfare Ship Photo Index Back to the Coastal Minesweeper (AMc) Photo Index

    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster

    This page created and maintained by Joseph M. Radigan
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History