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Seagull (AT[O] 141)

Call sign:
Nan - Dog - William - Fox


Call sign (1939):
Negat - Int - Jig - Mike

ex-Minesweeper No. 30

Call sign (1919):
George - Tare - Vice - Jig

Lapwing Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 15 June 1918 at Gas Engine and Power Co., Morris Heights, NY
  • Launched 24 December 1918
  • Commissioned USS Seagull, Minesweeper No. 30, 7 March 1919
  • Designated AM-30, 17 July 1920
  • Served as a Submarine Tender from June 1922 - May 1923
  • Reclassified as an Ocean Tug, AT-141, 1 June 1942
  • Reclassified as an Ocean Tug (Old), AT(O)-141, 15 May 1944
  • Decommissioned 5 September 1946 at Mare Island, CA
  • Struck from the Navy Register 15 October 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal 2 May 1947
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for transfer to the War Shipping Administration as April 1947
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 840 t.
    1942 - 1,350 t.
  • Length 187' 10"
  • Beam 35' 6"
  • Draft 10' 4"
    1942 - 13' 1"
  • Speed 14 kts.
    1942 - 12.6 kts.
  • Complement 78
    1942 - 75
  • Armament: Two 3"/50 mounts
    1942 - One 3"/50 dual purpose mount
  • Propulsion: Two 200psi saturated steam Babcock and Wilcox header boilers, one 1,400shp Harlan and Hollingsworth vertical triple expansion reciprocating steam engine, one shaft.
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    USS Seagull (Minesweeper No. 30)
    Seagull 25k

    Gull/Sea Gull/Seagull - A common shore bird having long wings and webbed feet

    Tommy Trampp
    Seagull 98k Photo from "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage" by the U.S. Navy North Sea Minesweeping Detachment Joe Radigan
    Seagull 340k
    USS Seagull (AM 30)
    Seagull 74k Pearl Harbor, HI Tender Tales Website
    Seagull 54k
    Seagull 181k While serving as a submarine rescue vessel
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 59929
    Mike Green
    Photo added 5 October 2020
    Seagull 246k c. August 1920
    Mare Island Navy Yard
    The stern of Glacier (AF 4) is on the right
    Darryl Baker
    Seagull 142k Photo during the 1920s or 1930s
    Courtesy Mr. D.M. McPherson, Corte Madeira, Calif.
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 65147
    Mike Green
    Photo added 5 October 2020
    USS Seagull (AT[O] 141)
    Seagull 70k Probably shown returning to San Francisco from the Western Pacific in December, 1945. The ship has been disarmed, probably at Pearl Harbor after the end of
    the war
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 83832
    Mike Green

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Frank Jurgenson, USN - Awarded the Navy Cross (1919)7 March 1919
    02LTJG Harry Allen Wentworth, USN6 June 1920
    03Boatswain William Carl Procknow, USN28 May 1921 - May 1922
    04CDR Leo Francis Welch, USN30 September 1923
    05CAPT Frank Charles Martin, USN29 June 1925
    06LT John William Dillinder, USN1930
    07LT Desmond Joseph Sinnott, USN1932
    08LT Robert Sylvester Bertschy, USN1934
    09LT Thomas Dwight Wilson, USN1936
    10LT William Eugene Kaitner, USN1938 - June 1939
    11LCDR Daniel Beville Candler, Jr., USNJune 1939 - 8 April 1942
    12LT William Harold Daly, USN8 April 1942 - 7 March 1943
    13LT Forrest LeRoy Van Camp, USN7 March 1943 - 1 May 1944
    14LT William Samuel Hall, USN1 May 1944 - 31 May 1945
    15LT William Singleton Perry, USN31 May 1945 - 5 September 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

    View the Seagull (AM-30)
    DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
    Submarine Tenders of the United States Navy
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