USS Dominant (AMc-76)
|Laid down:||9 April 1941|
|Launched:||6 June 1941|
|Commissioned:||29 September 1941|
|Decommissioned:||8 March 1942|
|In service:||13 December 1943|
|Out of service:||15 April 1946|
|Struck:||1 May 1946|
|Fate:||transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal on 5 September 1947|
|Length:||96 ft (29 m)|
|Beam:||21 ft (6.4 m)|
|Draft:||9 ft (2.7 m)|
|Speed:||11 knots (20 km/h)|
|Armament:||two .30-caliber machine guns|
The wooden-hulled Dominant, a coastal minesweeper, was laid down 9 April 1941 by the Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, Florida, launched 6 June 1941 and commissioned at Charleston, South Carolina, on 29 September 1941.
World War II service
After fitting out at Charleston, Dominant sailed to New London, Connecticut, and reported for duty to Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic, on 24 November 1941. After a restricted availability at the Boston Navy Yard in February 1942, the minesweeper returned to New London via Newport, Rhode Island, and decommissioned there on 8 March 1942.
Assigned to Commander, Third Naval District, the minesweeper served in a non-commissioned status out of New London until reassigned to the Fifth Naval District on 13 December 1943 for use in mine warfare tests. She served in that duty until placed out of service at Norfolk on 15 April 1946.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Photo gallery of Dominant at NavSource Naval History