From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


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The first Exultant (AMc-79) was launched on 27 September 1941 by W. A. Robinson Inc., Ipswich, Mass.; sponsored by Mrs. A. T. Leavitt Jr.; and placed in service on 14 January 1942 for minesweeping in the 6th Naval District out of Charleston, S.C. On 15 February 1943 she was reclassified YDT-4, and assigned to the 1st Naval District as a diving tender. She continued to perform this duty through 1962. [Transcriber's Note: As the un-named YDT-4, she was disposed of as a target 1. July 1973.]