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USS Cockatoo (AMc-8)

For other ships of the same name, see USS Cockatoo.
"AMC-8" redirects here. See also American Mathematics Contest.
Name: USS Cockatoo
Builder: Seattle Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Seattle, Washington
Launched: 1936, as Vashon
Acquired: 23 October 1940
Commissioned: 25 April 1941, as USS Cockatoo (AMc-8)
Fate: Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 23 September 1946. Fate unknown.
General characteristics
Type: Coastal minesweeper
Displacement: 185 long tons (188 t)
Length: 88 ft (27 m)
Beam: 23 ft 4 in (7.11 m)
Draft: 8 ft 11 in (2.72 m)
Propulsion: 1 × 240 bhp (179 kW) Atlas 4HM 2124 diesel engine, one shaft
Speed: 9 knots (17 km/h; 10 mph)
Complement: 17
Armament: 1 × .50 cal. machine gun

USS Cockatoo was a coastal minesweeper, built in 1936 as Vashon by the Seattle Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Seattle, Washington, which was acquired by the United States Navy on 23 October 1940 and commissioned as USS Cockatoo (AMc-8), on 25 April 1941.

Cockatoo was placed in service on 25 April 1941 and operated in the 14th Naval District from Pearl Harbor where she was undamaged during the attack on Pearl Harbor throughout World War II. She was transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal on 23 September 1946.


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External links

  • Photo gallery of USS Cockatoo at NavSource Naval History
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