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Magpie (AMc 2)

Call sign:
Nan - Item - Queen - Dog

Pipit Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down in 1936 as F/V City of San Pedro by the Harbor Boat Building Co., Terminal Island, CA
  • Acquired by the Navy 18 October 1940
  • Renamed Magpie 29 October 1940
  • Placed in service as USS Magpie (AMc 2), 28 March 1941
  • Placed out of service 6 October 1944
  • Struck from the Navy Register 22 December 1944
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in February 1945 for return to her owner
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 210 t.
  • Length 85' 4"
  • Beam 23' 4"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Armament: Two .30 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Diesel, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Magpie 92k 1 August 1941 Original photo: Gunter Krebs
    Replacement photo: Robert Hurst

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