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Frigate Bird (AMc 27)

Call sign:
Nan - Able - Dog - Queen

Coastal Minesweeper:

  • The first Frigate Bird was built in 1935 as Star of San Pedro by the Harbor Boat Building Company, Terminal Island, CA
  • Placed in service as USS Frigate Bird (AMc 27), 30 January 1941
  • Placed out of service 27 April 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register 27 November 1944
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in April 1945
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 112 t.
  • Length 81'.
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    Frigate Bird 145k Star of San Pedro Fishing the West Coast

    Commanding Officers
    01LT John M. Wyckoff, USN30 January 1941 - March 1942
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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