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Prestige (AMc 97)

Call sign:
Nan - Able - Dog - Item

Acme Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 27 May 1941 by Anderson and Cristofani, San Francisco, CA
  • Launched 16 August 1941
  • Placed in service 23 December 1941
  • Decommissioned 24 June 1946 at San Diego, CA
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 July 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 7 November 1947
  • Fate 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.
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    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Charles A. Lavelle, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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