From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships


One who or that which drills.


(YO - 61: dp. 2,425 (f.); l. 212'; b. 35'; dr. 14'; s. 8 k.)


Driller (YO-61) was launched in 1940 as Sacor by Platzer Boat Works, Houston, Tex.; acquired by the Navy 2 September 1941; and commissioned 23 January 1942, Lieutenant H. H. Hansen, USNR, in command.

Upon completion of fitting out at Galveston, Tex., Driller departed on 11 May 1942 for Boston, Mass. Here she loaded fuel cargo and sailed on to Argentia, Newfoundland. Based at Argentia throughout World War II, Driller provided vital logistic support to ships of the Allied fleets and to nearby U.S. Army installations. She was placed out of commission on 1 November 1945 at Argentia where she remained in service with a reduced complement. Driller was placed out of service on 27 May 1946, towed to Newport, R.I., and transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal on 21 March 1947.


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