|USS Chimango (AMc-42)|
|Laid down:||date unknown|
|Launched:||8 March 1941|
|Commissioned:||3 June 1941|
|Decommissioned:||15 June 1942|
|In service:||15 June 1942|
|Out of service:||20 December 1945|
|Fate:||transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal 21 August 1947|
|Length:||97 ft 5 in (29.69 m)|
|Beam:||22 ft 5 in (6.83 m)|
|Draft:||8 ft 11 in (2.72 m)|
|Armament:||two .50 cal. machine guns|
The first ship to be named Chimango by the Navy, AMC-42 was launched 8 March 1941 by Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, Florida, and commissioned 3 June 1941, Ensign J. T. G. Nichols, USNR, in command.
World War II serviceEdit
From 2 August she operated off this new base laying buoys, taking part in minesweeping exercises, and recovering gear in Placentia Bay, until 5 October when she sailed for Casco Bay, Maine, and sweeping operations and patrols along the Maine coast. She also received aboard daily armed guard parties from merchant ships for instruction.
On 15 June 1942 she was decommissioned but placed in service, and continued to operate on minesweeping and patrol duty at New York and Charleston, South Carolina, until 20 December 1945.
She was transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal 21 August 1947.
This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.
- Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
- NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive - Chimango (AMc 42)
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