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U.S. NAVY 4th FLEET IN RECIFE - 162 SHIPS

9)AM 72 BLUEBIRD



Specifications:


Displacement 520 t.


Length 132' 4".


Beam 24'.


Draft 13'


Complement, unknown


Speed 10 kts.


Armament one single 3"/50 gun mount.


Propulsion one Fairbanks Morse diesel engine, 550shp, one shaft.


AM 72 Bluebird was one of the ten Minesweepers which took active role in several tasks in the Fourth Fleet Recife during the War. She patrolled the coastal waters as well as escorted convoys Recife Trinidad


Photo. www.navsource.org



 

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