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Positive (AMc 95)

Call sign:
Nan - Able - Baker - Easy

Positive call sign (1948):
King - Yoke - Love - Nan

Acme Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 7 June 1941 by the Noank Shipbuilding Co., Noank, CT
  • Launched 7 March 1942
  • Placed in service as USS Positive (AMc 95), 20 August 1942
  • Placed out of service 12 November 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 8 May 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal 7 November 1946
  • Acquired in 1947 and registered in 1948 to Euclid Merchandising, Inc. of Ridgefield Park, NJ as the fishing boat Positive
  • Acquired in 1949 by Raymond R. Larkey of Jersey City, NJ
  • Acquired in 1951 by Jose Jaqueta of Gloucester, MA
  • Reported lost in 1964.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 228 t.
    1948 - 159 t.
  • Length 97' 1"
    1948 - 91.5'
  • Beam 22'
    1948 - 21.3'
  • Draft 9' 1"
    1948 - 11.5'
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 17
    1948 - 11
  • Armament: Two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: One 400bhp Enterprise DMG-6 diesel engine, one shaft.
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    YMS-237 129k National Archives photo 80-G-40192 Tracy White

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