USS Harrier (AM-366)
|Builder:||Willamette Iron and Steel Works|
|Laid down:||11 August 1943|
|Launched:||7 June 1944|
|Commissioned:||31 August 1945|
|Decommissioned:||28 March 1946|
|Struck:||1 December 1959|
|Class and type:||Admirable-class minesweeper|
|Length:||184 ft 6 in (56.24 m)|
|Beam:||33 ft (10 m)|
|Draft:||9 ft 9 in (2.97 m)|
|Installed power:||1,710 shp|
|Speed:||14.8 knots (27.4 km/h)|
USS Harrier (AM-366) was an Admirable-class minesweeper built for the United States Navy. Laid down on 11 August 1943 by the Willamette Iron and Steel Works, Portland, Oregon, launched 7 June 1944, commissioned as USS Harrier (AM-366), 31 October 1945.
Post-World War II West Coast operations
This ship was reclassified for oceanographic research and was equipped with a variety of underwater tools including sonar, photographic equipment, magnetic and seabed exploration equipment. It is reported to have been used, circa 1970, to reconnoiter the site of the Soviet K-129 sub prior to the CIA project Azorian/Glomar Explorer to recover part of that sub in 1974.
Renamed Atlantic Coast in 1998.
- Reed, Craig; Red November; William Marrow publisher 2010
- Silverstone, Paul (2009). The Navy of the Nuclear Age, 1947-2007. New York: Routledge. p. 147. ISBN 978-0-203-87773-9.