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Vigor (AMc 110)



Call sign:
Nan - Able - Victor - Item

Accentor Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • The first Vigor was laid down 6 August 1941 by the Snow Shipyards Inc., Rockland, ME
  • Launched 19 January 1942
  • Placed in service as USS Vigor (AMc 110), 4 May 1942 at the Boston Navy Yard
  • Placed out of service 31 October 1945 at Charleston, SC
  • Struck from the Naval Register 16 November 1945
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 13 November 1946
  • Sold in 1947 to the Bay State Fishing Co., Inc. of Boston, MA and renamed J.B. Junior
  • Sold in 1960 to Salvatore P. Lovasco of Gloucester, MA
  • Sold in 1961 to Holy Cross Vessel, Inc. of Gloucester and renamed Holy Cross
  • Out of documentation in 1976
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • 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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    Vigor 136k c. June 1945
    Newport, RI
    Vigor was manned by three white officers and a black crew. It was one of the Navy's first attempts at having black crew members
    John H. Baker, Jr.

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