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USS Liberator (AMc-87)

For other ships of the same name, see USS Liberator.
Career (US)
Laid down: 5 May 1941
Launched: 6 September 1941
In service: 22 February 1942
Out of service: 3 May 1945
Struck: date unknown
Fate: turned over to WSA 2 July 1946 for disposal
General characteristics
Displacement: 195 tons
Length: 97 ft 1 in (29.59 m)
Beam: 22 ft (6.7 m)
Draft: 9 ft (2.7 m)
Speed: 10 knots
Armament: two .50 cal. machine guns.,
two.30 cal. machine guns

USS Liberator (AMc-87) 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.

Liberator was laid down 5 May 1941 by F. L. Fulton Works, Antioch, California; launched 6 September 1941; sponsored by Miss Pay Hill; and placed in service 22 February 1942, Lt. (jg.) James. W. Dawnes in command.

Assigned to the 13th Naval District, Liberator operated out of Puget Sound until she sailed for Alaska in April 1944. She swept the Alaskan shipping lanes and returned to the 13th Naval District in September.

Reclassified IX-202 on 20 December 1944, Liberator was used as a general utility ship until she was placed out of service 3 May 1945.

She was turned over to War Shipping Administration (WSA) 2 July 1946 for disposal.

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External links

  • NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive - Liberator (AMc 87) - IX-202
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