USS Detector (AMc-75)

For other ships of the same name, see USS Detector.
Career (US)
Laid down: 29 March 1941
Launched: 29 May 1941
In service: 18 September 1941
Out of service: 13 February 1946
Fate: transferred to the Maritime Commission 8 April 1947 for disposal
General characteristics
Displacement: 195 tons
Length: 97 ft 1 in (29.59 m)
Beam: 22 ft 0 in (6.71 m)
Draught: 8.5 ft (2.6 m) (mean) (f.)
Speed: 10.0 knots (19 km/h)
Complement: 17
Armament: two .50 cal. machine guns

USS Detector (AMc-75) was an Accentor-class coastal minesweeper acquired by the U.S. Navy for the dangerous task of removing mines from minefields laid in the water to prevent ships from passing.

Detector was launched 29 May 1941 by the Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, Florida.

World War II service

Detector was placed in service 18 September 1941; and served in the 1st Naval District and in the 5th Naval District during World War II.

Post-war inactivation

She was placed out of service 13 February 1946 and transferred to the Maritime Commission 8 April 1947 for disposal.


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External links

  • NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive - Detector (AMc 75)
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