USS Energy (AMc-78)

Career (US)
Laid down: date unknown
Launched: 20 September 1941
Commissioned: 1 January 1942
Decommissioned: 9 November 1942
In service: as YDT-3, July 1946
Struck: date unknown
Fate: sold 1960, fate not known
General characteristics
Displacement: 219 tons (f.)
Length: 97 ft 6 in (29.72 m)
Beam: 22 ft 3 in (6.78 m)
Draught: 9 ft (2.7 m)
Speed: 10 knots (19 km/h)
Complement: 17
Armament: two 50-cal. machine guns
For other ships of the same name, see USS Energy.

USS Energy (AMc-78) was an Accentor-class 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.

Energy was launched 20 September 1941 by W. A. Robinson, Inc., of Ipswich, Massachusetts; sponsored by Mrs. E. Benedix; and commissioned 1 January 1942, Lieutenant (junior grade) J. L. Maloney, USNR, in command.

World War II service

After conducting tests at the Mine Warfare School at Yorktown, Virginia, Energy arrived at St. George’s, Bermuda 24 March 1942, for sweeping duty until 20 October, when she sailed for Boston, Massachusetts.

Decommissioned and reassigned as YDT-3

Here she was decommissioned 9 November 1942, and given "in-service" status. She became YDT-3 in July 1946 and continued to serve with the 1st Naval District. She was reported sold in 1960.

References

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External links

  • NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive - YDT-3 - ex-Energy (AMc 78)
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