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Accentor Class, U.S. Coastal Minesweepers


Photograph of Accentor-class coastal minesweeper

DANFS

Schematic diagram of Accentor class minesweeper

ONI 222

Specifications:

Tonnage

195 tons standard

Dimensions

98' by 22' by 10'
29.87m by 6.71m by 3.05m

Maximum speed     

10 knots

Complement

17

Armament

2 0.50 machine guns
Machinery
1-shaft Cooper Bessemere G. N.-8-STB diesel (400 hp)
Sensors
Several were equipped with FM sonar for mine location
Bunkerage
13 tons

70 coastal minesweepers of the Accentor class were completed in 1941-42. They were wooden-hulled vessels of limited range intended primarily for harbor patrol. None were lost during the war.


Units in the Pacific:

Industry

completed 1941-12-18 (Antioch, CA)

Liberator

completed 1942-2-22 (Antioch, CA)

Loyalty

completed 1942-1-17 (Antioch, CA)

Memorable     

completed 1942-3-9 (Antioch, CA)

Merit

completed 1942-3-28 (Antioch, CA)

Reliable

completed 1942-3-9 (Mare Island)

Rocket

completed 1942-3-25 (San Francisco)

Royal

completed 1942-4-13 (San Francisco)

References

DANFS

NavSource.Org (accessed 2007-3-17)

ONI 222 (1945-9-1)

Worth (2001)


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