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Heath Hen

 

A black grouse.

 

(AMc-6 : dp. 270 ; l. 94'4" ; b. 22' ; dr. 8'6" ; s. 9 k.; cpl. 16)

 

Heath Hen (AMc-6) a wooden dragger, was built in 1936 by A. D. Storey, Fairhaven, Mass., as Norcen; acquired by the Navy 18 October 1940 and renamed Heath Hen (AMc-6) : converted to a coastal minesweeper and commissioned 20 January 1941.

 

The small ship served in the 5th Naval District until 16 March 1944 when she arrived Provincetown, Mass., for duty with the Naval Mine Test Facility. Redesignated small boat C-13538, her name was dropped and she served as C-135S8 in mine warfare experiments until damaged by an oil explosion 16 March 1945. She was subsequently turned over to the Maritime Commission and sold 10 May 1948.