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Liberator (IX 202)

Call sign:
Nan - Uncle - Queen - Able


Accentor Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down, 5 May 1941 by F. L. Fulton Works, Antioch, CA
  • Launched, 6 September 1941
  • Placed in service as USS Liberator (AMc 87), 22 February 1942
  • Reclassified as a Unclassified Miscellaneous Auxiliary, IX-202, 20 December 1944
  • Placed out of service, 3 May 1945
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration, 2 July 1946 for disposal
  • Struck from the Navy list 19 May 1945
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 195 t.
  • Length 97' 1"
  • Beam 22'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: Two .50 cal. and two .30 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Liberator 43k c. 1944
    Kodiak, AK
    Photo by Rupert Von Fox
    Kodiak Alaska Military History website

    View the Liberator (AMc 87)
    DANFS history entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway website
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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