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Affray I (AMc-112)

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(AMc-112: dp. 205; 1. 89'6"; b. 24'4"; dr. 10'9"; s. 10.0 k.; cpl. 17; a. 2 .50-cal. mg.; cl. Acme)

The first Affray (AMc-112), a wooden-hulled, coastal minesweeper built in 1941 at Tacoma, Wash., by the Tacoma Boat Building Co., was acquired by the Navy late in 1941 and was placed in service on 2 December 1941, Lt. R. I. Thieme, USNR, in command.

Though she may have performed some duty at Seattle initially, Affray spent the bulk of her active career at Kodiak, Alaska. Her war diary does not begin until 1 July 1942, and, by that time, the warship was already at Kodiak conducting sweeps for mines and making other patrols on a daily basis. She remained so occupied throughout World War II. Affray returned to Seattle in mid-October of 1945 and began preparations for inactivation. She was placed out of service on 10 December 1945, and her name was struck from the Navy list on 3 January 1946. On 23 March 1946, she was sold back to her former owners.

Published: Thu Jun 11 11:17:09 EDT 2015