From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


Worthy of a hero; brave or valiant.

(AMc-84: dp. 195; 1. 97'1"; b. 22'; dr. 9'1"; s. 10 k.; cpl. 17; a. 2 .50 cal.; cl. Accentor)

Heroic (AMc-84), a wooden-hull coastal minesweeper, was launched 5 May 1941 by Warren Boat Yard, Inc., Warren, R.I.; sponsored by Miss Sybil E. Alder; and commissioned 25 March 1942, Lt. (j.g.) A. M. White in command.

Heroic reported to Mine Warfare School, Yorktown, Va., for intensive training 11 April I942 and then proceeded to Bermuda for further training. She was assigned to patrol and minesweeping duty in the 5th Naval District and was based at Norfolk 20 July 1942 and served there throughout the remainder of the war. Heroic decommissioned at Portsmouth, Va., 18 December 1945 and was turned over to the Maritime Commission for disposal 28 September 1946.