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Radiant (AMc 99)
Call sign: November - Alpha - Foxtrot - Hotel
Acme Class Coastal Minesweeper:Laid down 26 June 1941 by Anderson and Cristofani, San Francisco, CALaunched 27 September 1941Placed in service 11 February 1942Placed out of service 5 December 1945Struck from the Naval Register 12 March 1946 and transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposalAcquired in 1946 by the Seymour Navigation Co., Ltd. of Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaSold 7 February 1947 to the North Shore Packing Co., Ltd. of North Vancouver, British Columbia and renamed NorcrestAcquired in 1967 by J. H. Todd and Sons Ltd. of VancouverFoundered 19 March 1975 3 miles SSW of Pachena Point while en route to Vancouver.
Specifications:Displacement 228 t.Length 97' 1"Beam 22'Draft 9' 1"Speed 10 kts.Complement 17Armament: Two .50 cal. machine gunPropulsion: One 400bhp Enterprise DMG-6 diesel engine, one shaft.
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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History: Radiant (AMc-99) was laid down by Anderson and Cristofani, San Francisco, Calif., 26 June 1941; launched 27 September 1941; sponsored by Mrs. V. Moyland; and placed in service 11 February 1942, Lt. (jg.) E. A. Loew, USNR, in command.
This wooden-hulled coastal minesweeper, equipped with magnetic, acoustic, and moored minesweep gear, was originally assigned to the 13th Naval District, with a home yard of Puget Sound. She operated off the Pacific Northwest until assigned to the Alaskan Sea Frontier 12 April 1944. Reassigned to the 13th Naval District 5 September 1944, she again served along the U.S. Northwest coast and was placed out of service 5 December 1945. Radiant was struck from the Navy list 12 March 1946, transferred to the Maritime Commission, and sold to North Shore Packing Co., Ltd., 7 February 1947.
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