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Bold AMC-67


Bold means exhibiting or requiring daring, advancing forward to meet danger.

Bold (AMc-67) was launched 2 April 1942 by Bristol Yacht Building Co., South Bristol, Maine; sponsored by Miss Ella Gamage; and placed in service 27 May 1942. Bold was transferred to- the Maritime Commission for disposal 22 July 1946.

(AM-424: dp. 620; 1. 172'; b. 36'; dr. 10'; s. 15 k. ; cpl. 74;
a. 1 40 mm.; cl. Aggressive)

Bold (AM-424) was launched 14 March 1953 by Norfolk Naval Shipyard; sponsored by Mrs. Porter Hardy, Jr.,
wife of Representative Hardy from Virginia; and commissioned 25 September 1953, Lieutenant D. C. Pearson in command.

On 15 October 1953 Bold reported to the Commander-inChief, Atlantic Fleet, and was assigned to duty with Mine Forces, Atlantic Meet. From October 1953 to February 1955 Bold underwent shakedown training and overhaul and conducted many special tests and trials for the Bureau of Ships, David Taylor Model Basin, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, and New York Naval Shipyard. She then took part in MINEX 1955. Bold's classification was changed to MSO-424, 7 February 1955. On 2 May 1955 Bold, in company with Mine Division 83, sailed for the Mediterranean for a tour of duty with the 6th Fleet. Bold returned to Charleston, S. C., 4 October 1955. Since that time she has operated at U. S. Naval Mine Defense Laboratory, Panama City, Fla., and Charleston.