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ex-Accentor (AMCU 15)

Call sign:
Nan - Peter - Peter - Mike

LCI(L)-641 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large)/AMCU-7 Class Coastal Minesweeper (Underwater Locator):

  • Laid down 10 June 1944 by the New Jersey Shipbuilding Co., Barber, NJ
  • Launched 13 July 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-652, 19 July 1944
  • Decommissioned 19 July 1946 and laid up in the Columbia River Group of the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Reclassified as a Landing Ship Infantry (Large), LSI(L)-652, 28 February 1949
  • Named Accentor and reclassified as a Coastal Minesweeper (Underwater Locator), AMCU-15, 7 March 1952
  • Conversion canceled 24 January 1954
  • The name Accentor and classification AMCU-15 canceled 1 July 1954 and reverted back to LSI(L)-652
  • Struck from the Naval Register 18 September 1956
  • Sunk as a target 13 August 1958 about 70 miles off the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

    LCI Specifications:

  • Displacement 216 t.(light), 234 t.(landing), 389 t.(loaded)
  • Length 158' 5½"
  • Beam 23' 3"
  • Draft: Light 3'1½" mean, Landing, 2' 8" forward, 41'10" aft, Landing, 5'4"forward, 5'11" aft
  • Speed 16 kts. (max.), 14 kts. maximum continuous
  • Complement 23, Troop Capacity, six Officers, 182 Enlisted
  • Cargo Capacity 75 tons
  • Armor 2" plastic splinter protection on gun turrets, conning tower and pilot house
  • Endurance 4,000 miles at 12 kts., loaded 500 miles at 15 knots
  • 110 tons of fuel
  • Armament: Four single 20mm guns one forward, one amidship, two aft, later added two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Fuel Capacity 130 tons, lube oil 200 gal.
  • Propulsion: Two sets of four General Motors 6051-71 diesel engines, 4 per shaft, 1,600 bhp, twin variable pitch propellers.
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    Accentor 56k

    Accentor - A bird of the genus Pruella, most notably the hedge sparrow

    Tommy Trampp
    433k LCI(L)-652 with the Golden Gate bridge in the background, post WWII. NH 86187 photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.

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