- USS LCI(L)-652
USS "Accentor" (LCI(L)-652/LSIL-652/AMCU-15) was an sclass|LCI(L)-351|landing craft infantry in the service of the
United States Navy, named after the accentorbird.
She was laid down as the unnamed "LCI(L)-652" on
10 June 1944at Barber, New Jerseyby New Jersey Shipbuilding, launched on 13 July 1944, and commissioned on 19 July 1944.
After shakedown training during the summer of
1944, the large infantry landing craft joined the Pacific Fleet. She operated in various rear areas of the Pacific Oceanthrough the end of World War IIand, after Japancapitulated in mid-August 1945, continued similar activity into the summer of 1946. On 19 Julyof that year, "LCI(L)-652" was placed out of commission and was berthed with the Columbia River Groupof the Pacific Reserve Fleet. While inactive during the remainder of her Navy career, she was redesignated "LSIL-652" on 28 February 1949. Late in October 1950, the ship was nominated for conversion to an underwater mine locator ship. Accordingly, she was named "Accentor" and redesignated AMCU-15 on 7 March 1952. In May 1952, she was reassigned from the Columbia River Group to the Bremerton Group in preparation for her reconditioning.
However, "Accentor" never returned to active service. Her conversion was cancelled on
22 January 1954, and she remained inactive at Bremerton, Washington. On 1 July 1954, her name and new classification were also cancelled, and she reverted to "LSIL-652". She was struck from the Navy list on 18 September 1956and was sunk as a target on 13 August 1958about 70 miles off the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
* See USS "Accentor" for other ships of the same name.
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