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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive

Courtesy of Tommy Trampp

Reliable (AMc 100)

Call sign:
Nan - Able - How - Sugar

Accentor Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 18 August 1941 by Anderson and Cristofani, San Francisco, CA
  • Launched 14 February 1942
  • Placed in service 9 March 1942 at Mare Island Navy Yard under the command of ENS Roy E. Brenkman, USNR
  • Placed out of service in September 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 December 1945
  • Transferred the War Shipping Administration 11 October 1946
  • Acquired in 1950 by Joseph Flores of Guam
  • Abandoned in 1955.


  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    Reliable 129k 19 March 1942
    Off Mare Island Navy Yard
    Darryl Baker
    Reliable 98k 19 March 1942
    Off Mare Island Navy Yard
    Mare Island Navy Yard photo 1439-42
    Tracy White
    Reliable 266k At Mare Island Navy Yard, 19 March 1942. USS Memorable (AMc-89) is alongside
    National Archives photo 19-N-28840 and 19-N-28841
    Mike Green
    Reliable 300k

    View the Reliable (AMc 100)
    DANFS history entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway website

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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