USS Courlan (AMS-44)

For other ships of the same name, see USS Courlan.
Career (United States)
Laid down: 26 June 1941
Launched: 13 March 1942
Commissioned: 12 August 1942
Decommissioned: 1947
Struck: 1 November 1959
Fate: fate unknown
General characteristics
Displacement: 320 tons
Length: 136 ft (41 m)
Beam: 24 ft 6 in (7.47 m)
Draught: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Speed: 13 knots
Complement: 33
Armament: one 3” gun mount, two 20mm machine guns

USS Courlan (AMS-44/YMS-114) was an YMS-1-class auxiliary motor minesweeper acquired by the U.S. Navy for the task of removing mines that had been placed in the water to prevent ships from passing.

The first ship to be named Courlan by the Navy, AMC-44 was constructed at the San Diego Marine Construction Company, San Diego, California.

Courlan served in an "in service" status from 1941 to 1947.

Courlan was reclassified as minesweeper USS Courlan (AMS-44) during September 1947.

She was struck from the Navy list on 1 November 1959.

References

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External links

  • Photo gallery of Courlan at NavSource Naval History


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