From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
One who harvests a crop.
(AMc-96: dp. 200; l. 97'1"; b. 21'.dr. 9'; s. 10 k.; cpl. 17; a. 2 20mm.; cl. Accentor)
The first Reaper (AMc-96) was laid down 1 June 1941 by Noank Shipbuilding Co., Noank, Conn., launched 15 April 1942; and placed in service 14 November 1942.
During World War II, Reaper conducted minesweeping patrols in the Caribbean, and operated out of San Juan, P.R. Placed out of service 15 November 1945, she was struck from the Navy list on the 28th and sold 19 September 1946 by the Maritime Commission at Charleston to Harry Mogck of Cape May Boat Works, Cape May, N.J.