USS Heroic (AMc-84)

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Career (US)
Laid down: date unknown
Launched: 5 May 1941
Commissioned: 25 March 1942
Decommissioned: 18 December 1945
Struck: date unknown
Fate: turned over to the Maritime Commission for disposal 28 September 1946
General characteristics
Displacement: 195 tons
Length: 97 ft 1 in (29.59 m)
Beam: 22 ft (6.7 m)
Draft: 9 ft 1 in (2.77 m)
Speed: 10 knots (19 km/h)
Complement: 17
Armament: two .50 cal machine guns

USS Heroic (AMc-84) 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.

Heroic, a wooden-hull coastal minesweeper, was launched 5 May 1941 by Warren Boat Yard, Inc., Warren, Rhode Island; sponsored by Miss Sybil E. Alder; and commissioned 25 March 1942, Lt. (j.g.) A. M. White in command.

World War II service[edit]

Heroic reported to Mine Warfare School, Yorktown, Virginia, for intensive training 11 April 1942 and then proceeded to Bermuda for further training. She was assigned to patrol and minesweeping duty in the 5th Naval District and was based at Norfolk, Virginia, 20 July 1942 and served there throughout the remainder of the war.

Post-war decommissioning[edit]

Heroic decommissioned at Portsmouth, Virginia, 18 December 1945 and was turned over to the Maritime Commission for disposal 28 September 1946.

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This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

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