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Skipper (AMc 104)

Call sign:
Nan - Able - Nan - Easy

Acme Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 21 May 1941 by H. G. Marr, Damariscotta, ME
  • Launched 16 January 1942
  • Placed in service as USS Skipper (AMc 104), 29 May 1942
  • Placed out of service 1 February 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 25 February 1946
  • Transferred the Maritime Commission for disposal 12 December 1946
  • Acquired in 1952 by Helen Haumesser of Brooklyn, NY for use as a fishing boat and renamed Della Mae
  • Acquired in 1954 by the Pioneer Vessel Corp. of Gloucester, MA and renamed Sister Ann
  • Acquired in 1956 by the Schooner Thomas J. Carroll, Inc. of Gloucester
  • Acquired in 1957 by Edward L. Esterhill of Dorchester, MA and renamed Deep Waters
  • Acquired in 1963 by Deep Waters, Inc. of Provincetown, MA and renamed Endeavour
  • Out of documentation in 1989
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 303 t.
  • Length 98' 5"
  • Beam 23' 6"
  • Draft 10' 8"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: Two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: One 450bhp Fairbanks Morse 35F14 diesel engine, one shaft.
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