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Agile (IX 203)

Call sign:
Nan - Able - William - Able


Coastal Minesweeper:

  • The first Agile was built in 1941 by the Petersen Shipbuilding Co., Tacoma, WA
  • Aquired by the Navy 10 April 1941 while still under construction
  • Delivered 26 November 1941
  • Placed in service as USS Agile (AMc 111), 12 December 1941
  • Reclassified as an Unclassified Miscellaneous Auxiliary, IX-203, 30 December 1944 and used for transporting aerial torpedoes
  • Placed out of service 14 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 8 January 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal 14 March 1946
  • Converted back to a fishing boat in 1946 at the Tacoma Boat Building Co., Tacoma for transfer to China under the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration program
  • Fate unknown.

    AMc-111 Specifications:

  • Displacement 215 t.
  • Length 96'
  • Beam 24'
  • Draft 7'
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Armament: Two .50 cal. and two .30 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Diesel, one shaft.

    IX-203 Specifications:

  • Displacement 200 t.
  • Length 96' 8"
  • Beam 23' 11"
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Armament: One 4"/50 mount and one 3"/50 dual purpose mount
  • Propulsion: One 400shp Atlas diesel engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Agile 124k 16 April 1946
    Tacoma Boat Building Co., Tacoma, WA
    Undergoing conversion to a fishing boat
    Tacoma Boat Building Co. photo 13362
    Tommy Trampp

    View the Agle (AMc 111)
    DANFS history entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway website

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    Association of Minemen
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