USS Jacamar (AMCU-25)

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United States
NameUSS Jacamar
BuilderNew Jersey Shipbuilding Corporation, Barber, New Jersey
Laid down1 September 1944, as LCI(L)-870
Launched2 October 1944
Commissioned9 October 1944
  • LSIL, 28 February 1949
  • USS Jacamar (AMCU-25), 7 March 1952
General characteristics
Class and type LCI(L)-351-class
Displacement386 long tons (392 t) full
Length163 ft 4 in (49.78 m)
Beam23 ft 3 in (7.09 m)
Draft5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
  • 8 × GM diesel engines (4 per shaft), 1,600 bhp (1,193 kW)
  • 2 × variable pitch propellers
Speed14.4 knots (26.7 km/h; 16.6 mph)
Range8,000 nmi (15,000 km) at 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Capacity75 long tons (76 t)
Troops9 officers, 200 enlisted
Complement4 officers, 25 enlisted
Armament5 × 20 mm AA guns

USS Jacamar (AMCU-25), was a LCI(L)-351-class of the United States Navy.


Laid down on 1 September 1944, by the New Jersey Shipbuilding Corporation of Barber, New Jersey, the ship was launched on 2 October 1944, commissioned as USS LCI(L)-870 on 9 October 1944, and decommissioned in 1954. Other than the fact that she was commissioned in 1944 and decommissioned after 1954, very little is known about her operational activities.

Conversion to minesweeper[]

Laid up in the Reserve Fleet, her designation changed to Landing Ship Infantry (Large) LSIL, on 28 February 1949, and the ship was authorized for conversion to Coastal Minesweeper (Underwater Locator), in FY 1952 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington. Renamed USS Jacamar (AMCU-25) on 7 March 1952, conversion began on 3 August 1953, was completed on 1 February 1954, and the ship was recommissioned as USS Jacamar (AMCU-25) on 1 December 1954.


Jacamar was decommissioned, (date unknown), struck from the Naval Vessel Register, (date unknown). Her final disposition and fate are unknown.

Additional characteristics[]

  • Armor, 10-lb. STS plating to splinter shields, pilothouse, and conning station.
  • Fuel Capacity, 110 tons, lube oil 240 gallons.


External links[]

  • Photo gallery of USS Jacamar (LCI(L)-870/LSIL-870/AMCU-25) at NavSource Naval History
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