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Sanderling (AMc 11)

Call sign:
Nan - Item - Queen - Nan

Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Built in 1937 as New Conti di Savoia by the Harbor Boat Works, Terminal Island, CA
  • Acquired by the Navy 28 October 1940
  • Converted to a Coastal Minesweeper and placed in service as USS Sanderling (AMc 11), 18 April 1941
  • Placed out of service 18 September 1944
  • Struck from the Navy Register 14 October 1944
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in February 1945 and sold back to her former owner, the New Conti di Savoia Fishing Corp., San Pedro, CA
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 180 t.
  • Length 77' 8"
  • Beam 20' 6"
  • Draft 3' 9"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 16
  • Armament two .30 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Diesel, one shaft.
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    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG William C. Kunz, USNR1941
    Courtesy Herbert S. Etchegaray

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