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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
LCI(L) / LSI(L)-652
Accentor (AMCU 15)
(LCI(L)-652: dp. 387 (f.) (lim.), 1. 159'0"; b. 23'8", dr. 5'8", s. 14.4
k.; cpl. 40; a. 5 20mm.; cl. LCI(L)-641)
The second Accentor was laid down as LCI(L)-652 on 10 June 1944 at Barber, N.J., by the New Jersey Shipbuilding
Corp. launched on 13 July 1944, and commissioned on 19
After shakedown training during the summer of 1944, the
large infantry landing craft joined the Pacific Fleet. She
operated in various rear areas of the Pacific Ocean through
the end of World War II and, after Japan capitulated in
mid-August 1945 continued similar activity into the summer of
1946. On 19 July of that year, LCI(L)-652 was placed out of
commission and was berthed with the Columbia River Group
of the Pacific Reserve Fleet. While inactive during the
remainder of her Navy career she was redesignated
LSI(L)-652 on 28 February 1949. Late in October 1950, the
ship was nominated for conversion to an underwater mine
locator ship. Accordingly, she was named Accentor and
redesignated AMCU-15 on 7 March 1952. In May 1952,
she was reassigned from the Columbia River Group to the
Bremerton Group in preparation for her reconditioning.
However, Accentor never returned to active service. Her
conversion was canceled on 22 January 1954, and she
remained inactive at Bremerton. On 1 July 1954, her name
and new classification were also canceled and she reverted
to LSI(L)-652. She was struck from the Navy list on 18
September 1956 and was sunk as a target on 13 August
1958 about 70 miles off the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
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