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(Trawler: t. 145 (gross); 1. 123'6"; b. 19'6"; dr. 10' (aft); s. 7.8 k.; cpl. 26; a. 2 1-pdrs.)

A town located on the southern coast of Long Island, N.Y., near its eastern tip.

Amagansett (SP-693), a trawler built in 1879 at Kennebunk, Maine, was chartered by the Navy from Mr. E. Benson Dennis of Cape Charles, Va., on 18 May 1917, the day after she was placed in commission at Norfolk, Va., Ens. J. L. Brooks, USNRF, probably in command.

Fitted out for service as a minesweeper, Amagansett spent her entire Navy career based at Norfolk, Va., patrolling the waters of the 5th Naval District. She continued to serve the Navy for four months following the armistice of 11 November 1918. She was placed out of commission on 12 March 1919 and returned to her owner. Her name was struck from the Navy list that same day.

Published: Tue Jan 19 20:34:17 EST 2016