USS Chachalaca (AMc-41)

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History
United States
Laid down: date unknown
Launched: 11 June 1941
In service: 11 September 1941
Out of service: 4 January 1946
Struck: 8 May 1946
Fate: fate unknown
General characteristics
Displacement: 205 tons
Length: 97 ft 5 in (29.69 m)
Beam: 22 ft 5 in (6.83 m)
Draft: 8 ft 11 in (2.72 m)
Speed: 10.0 knots
Complement: 17
Armament: two .50 cal (12.7 mm) machine guns

USS Chachalaca (AMc-41) 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.

World War II service[edit]

Chachalaca was launched on 11 June 1941 by the Bristol Yacht Building Co., South Bristol, Maine. She was placed in service on 11 September 1941 and assigned to the 10th Naval District where she performed minesweeper duties.

Post-war deactivation[edit]

On 4 January 1946 she was placed out of service and stricken on 8 May of that year.[1]

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References[edit]

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

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