USS Peerless (AMc-93)

Career (US)
Laid down: 14 April 1941
Launched: 9 August 1941
In service: 19 February 1942
Out of service: 18 March 1946
Struck: 28 March 1946
Fate: transferred to the War Department
General characteristics
Displacement: 200 tons
Length: 92 ft (28 m)
Beam: 21 ft (6.4 m)
Draught: 9 ft (2.7 m)
Speed: 10 knots
Complement: 17

USS Peerless (AMc-93) 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.

Peerless was laid down 14 April 1941 by Delaware Bay Shipbuilding Co., Leesburg, New Jersey, launched 9 August 1941 and was placed in service 19 February 1942.

World War II service

The new coastal minesweeper got underway 19 March and trained in Chesapeake Bay out of Yorktown, Virginia. She departed Hampton Roads 12 April for Charleston and left that port for Cuba on the 18th, with USS Larch (AN-21). Arriving Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 23 April, Peerless operated in the Caribbean throughout World War II performing minesweeping and inshore patrol duties. The minesweeper was placed out of service and transferred to the War Department at Norfolk, Virginia, 18 March 1946. Peerless was struck from the List of District Craft 28 March 1946.

See also

References

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

External links

  • NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive - Peerless (AMc 93)
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