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Reliable

 

Dependable; trustworthy.

 

(AMc - 100: displacement 195; length 971; beam 22; draft 91; speed 10 knots; complement 17; armament 2 machine guns; class Accenter [sic; Accentor])

 

Reliable (AMc-100), a coastal minesweeper, was laid down 18 August 1941 by Anderson and Cristofani, San Francisco, Calif.; launched 14 February 1942; sponsored by Miss Ruth Schmidt; and placed in service at Mare Island Navy Yard 9 March 1942, Ens. R . E. Brenkman in command.

 

After training at Local Defense School, Treasure Island, Reliable departed San Francisco 24 March for her homeport, San Pedro. Assigned to the Western Sea Frontier, she operated as a unit of the San Pedro Section, Naval Local Defense Force, 11th Naval District. Throughout World War II she ensured the safe passage of shipping in and out of Los Angeles Harbor.

 

Reliable was struck from the Navy list 19 September 1945 and transferred to the War Shipping Administration 11 October 1946.



23 September 2005