USS Crossbill (AMc-9)

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Name: USS Crossbill
Builder: Watchorn Yacht and Boat Works, San Pedro, California
Launched: 1937, as North Star
Acquired: 31 October 1940
Commissioned: 22 March 1941
Decommissioned: 1947
General characteristics
Type: Coastal minesweeper
Displacement: 213 long tons (216 t)
Length: 81 ft 6 in (24.84 m)
Beam: 22 ft 3 in (6.78 m)
Draft: 9 ft 4 in (2.84 m)
Propulsion: 1 × 260 bhp (194 kW) Western APB diesel engine, one shaft
Speed: 9.5 knots (17.6 km/h; 10.9 mph)
Complement: 17
Armament: 1 × .50 caliber machine gun

USS Crossbill (AMc-9) was a coastal minesweeper of the United States Navy. Built in 1937 as North Star by the Watchorn Yacht and Boat Works, San Pedro, California, the ship was acquired by the U.S. Navy on 31 October 1940, and commissioned as USS Crossbill (AMc 9) on 22 March 1941. Crossbill operated in an in-service status attached to the 14th Naval District from 1941 to 1947. Crossbill was decommissioned in 1947. Fate unknown.


This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

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