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Longspur (AMc 10)

Call sign:
Nan - Item - Nan - William

New Ambassador call sign (1948):
William - Peter - Nan - Dog

Pipit Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down in 1935 as New Ambassador by the Martinac Shipbuilding Co., Tacoma, WA
  • Acquired by the Navy 30 October 1940
  • Placed in service as USS Longspur (AMc 10), 11 April 1941
  • Placed out of service 12 August 1944
  • Struck from the Navy Register 16 September 1944
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration for return to her owner 12 July 1945
  • Registered in 1948 to Roy Lee Deskin of Long Beach, CA as the freighter New Ambassador
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 200 t.
    1948 - 126 t.
  • Length 81' 2"
    1948 - 74.8'
  • Beam 21'
    1948 - 21.4'
  • Draft 4' 8"
    1948 - 9.7'
  • Complement 11 (1948)
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Armament: Two .30 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: One diesel engine, one shaft.
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    Longspur 97k

    Longspur - A bird related to the sparrow and finch. They breed in the Arctic and winter over a large part of the United States

    Tommy Trampp
    Longspur 48k Gunter Krebs

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