One who prevents something from happening.
(YN90: dp. 1,190 (f.); l. 1946; b. 347; dr. 118; s. 13 k.; cpl. 56; a. 1 3; cl. Ailanthus)
Preventer (YN90) was laid down 20 May 1943 by American Car and Foundry Co., Inc., Wilmington, Del.; reclassified AN77 on 17 January 1944; launched 9 August 1944; and delivered to the Navy 30 September 1944.
Preventer (AN77) was transferred under Lend Lease to the United Kingdom 30 September 1944. Upon completion of wartime duty with the United Kingdom, she arrived at Norfolk, Va., 22 November 1945, and was returned to the Navy 10 January 1946. Struck from the Naval Vessel Register March 1946, she was transferred I April 1947 to the Maritime Commission for sale.