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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, CA
  • Launched 27 September 1941
  • Placed in service 11 February 1942
  • Placed out of service 5 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 12 March 1946 and transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal
  • Acquired in 1946 by the Seymour Navigation Co., Ltd. of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Sold 7 February 1947 to the North Shore Packing Co., Ltd. of North Vancouver, British Columbia and renamed Norcrest
  • Acquired in 1967 by J. H. Todd and Sons Ltd. of Vancouver
  • Foundered 19 March 1975 3 miles SSW of Pachena Point while en route to Vancouver.


  • Displacement 228 t.
  • Length 97' 1"
  • Beam 22'
  • Draft 9' 1"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: Two .50 cal. machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 400bhp Enterprise DMG-6 diesel engine, one shaft.
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    Radiant 54k Norcrest Joe Radigan

    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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