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Pintail (AMc 17)
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Coastal Minesweeper:Built in 1937 as Three Star by the Kruse and Banks Shipbuilding Co., North Bend, OR for the Three Star Fishing Co. of Los Angeles, CAAcquired by the Maritime Commission and transferred to the Navy, 19 November 1940Renamed Pintail and classified as a Coastal Minesweeper AMc-17, 7 December 1940Placed in service 18 February 1941Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register 30 March 1945Transferred back to the Maritime Commission 23 July 1945Sold at auction in September 1945 to Andrew M. Marincovich of Astoria, OR and renamed Three StarOperated in 1950 under the Mexican flagFate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 210 t.Length 84' 9"Beam 22'Draft 8' 6"Speed 9 kts.Complement 17Armament: One machine gunPropulsion: Diesel engine, one shaft.
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||c. May 1941
Off Seattle, Washington
National Archives photos 19-N-23974, 19-N-23975 and 19-N-23976
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