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Progress (AMc 98)

Call sign:
Nan - Able - Easy - Sugar

Acme Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 28 May 1941 by Anderson and Cristofani, San Francisco, CA
  • Launched 6 September 1941
  • Placed in service 24 January 1942 at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA
  • Decommissioned 3 July 1946 at Pearl Harbor, HI
  • Struck from the Naval Register 31 July 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 19 December 1946
  • Acquired bin 1947 by H & L Towing, Ltd. of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and renamed H & L
  • Acquired in 1972 by West Bay Towing and Salvage, Ltd. of Lund, British Columbia
  • Dragged anchor 9 July 1972 at Mickmicking Inlet, British Columbia, settled on rocks, burned and sank.


  • Displacement 228 t.
  • Length 97' 1"
  • Beam 22'
  • Draft 9' 1"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: Two .50 cal. and four .30 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: One 400bhp Enterprise DMG-6 diesel engine, one shaft.
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    USS Progress (AMc 98)
    Progress 109k Joe Radigan
    H & L
    Progress 82k Joe Radigan

    Commanding Officers
    01LT L. W. Stitt, Jr., USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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