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Bittern (AM 352)

Admirable Class Minesweeper: Laid down 10 September 1943 as AM-352 by the Willamette Iron and Steel Corp., Portland, OR; Named Bittern 11 April 1944; Launched 21 June 1944; Construction canceled 1 November 1945. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 945 t.; Length 184' 6"; Beam 33'; Draft 9' 9"; Propulsion two 1,710shp Busch Sulzer 539 diesel engines, Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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Bittern is a bird of the heron family.

The minesweeper AM 352 was laid down on 10 September 1943 at Portland, Oreg., by the Wlllamette Iron and Steel Corp.; named Bittern on 11 April 1944; and launched on 21 June 1944. The cessation of hostilities, however, prompted the Navy to cancel the contract for her construction on 1 November 1945.

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U.S.Navy Memorial Foundation
Fleet Reserve Association
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Naval Minewarfare Association
Association of Minemen
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