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Plover (AMc 3)

Call sign:
Nan - Item - Queen - King

Pipit Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down in 1936 as Sea Rover by the Harbor Boat Building Co., Terminal Island, Long Beach, CA for Vince Simich of San Pedro, CA
  • Acquired in 1940 by John Rados of San Pedro
  • Acquired by the Navy, 16 October 1940
  • Placed in service as USS Plover (AMc 3), 25 June 1941
  • Placed out of service 17 September 1944
  • Struck from the Navy Register 14 October 1944
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for return to her owner 5 February 1945
  • Acquired in 1945 by Nickola Ursich of San Pedro and renamed Discovery
  • Burned 20 December 1955 of Los Angeles harbor.


  • Displacement 197 t.
    1952 - 123 t.
  • Length 85' 6"
  • Beam 22' 6"
  • Draft 9' 5"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: Two .30 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Diesel, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Plover 62k 21 October 1941 Original photo: Gunter Krebs
    Replacement photo: Robert Hurst

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    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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