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Sunk 20 May 1942

Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Built in 1941 at Bethlehem Steel, Quincy, MA for R. O'Brien and Co.
  • Delivered 6 November 1941
  • Acquired by the Navy in 1942 and designated as a Coastal Minesweeper, AMc-200
  • The tanker R. P. Resor was torpedoed by the German submarine U-578, 26 February 1942, five miles off Sea Girt, DE at 3947'N, 7326'W. AMc-200 converged on the scene and searched for survivors
  • Reclassified as a District Patrol Craft, YP-387 in May 1942 and placed in service
  • Collided with the collier SS Jason (ex-AV-2, ex-AC-12) and sank 20 May 1942 approximately 7.5 miles NNE of Wildwood, NJ
  • Wreck located in 1947, demolition charges were placed and the remains blown up as a hazard to navigation.


  • Displacement 301 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 22'
  • Propulsion: One diesel engine, one shaft.
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    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen

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