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Pintail (AMc 17)



Call sign:
Nan - Able - Fox - Oboe

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, CA
  • Acquired by the Maritime Commission and transferred to the Navy, 19 November 1940
  • Renamed Pintail and classified as a Coastal Minesweeper AMc-17, 7 December 1940
  • Placed in service 18 February 1941
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register 30 March 1945
  • Transferred back to the Maritime Commission 23 July 1945
  • Sold at auction in September 1945 to Andrew M. Marincovich of Astoria, OR and renamed Three Star
  • Operated in 1950 under the Mexican flag
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 210 t.
  • Length 84' 9"
  • Beam 22'
  • Draft 8' 6"
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One machine gun
  • Propulsion: Diesel engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Pintail 315k c. May 1941
    Off Seattle, Washington
    National Archives photos 19-N-23974, 19-N-23975 and 19-N-23976
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    Pintail 370k
    Pintail 352k

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    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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