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Reedbird (AMc 30)



Call sign:
Nan - Dog - Charlie - Mike

Reedbird Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Built in 1935 as Fearless by Al Larson, Terminal Island, CA
  • Acquired by the Navy 18 November 1940
  • Renamed Reedbird, 30 December 1940
  • Placed in service as USS Reedbird (AMc 30), 29 April 1941
  • Placed out of service 14 January 1946 at San Diego, CA
  • Struck from the Naval Register 7 February 1946
  • Delivered to the War Shipping Administration (WSA) for disposal 8 November 1946
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists transfer to the WSA as October 1946
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 223 t.
  • Length 87' 5"
  • Beam 23' 10"
  • Draft 10' 3"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: Two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: One 250bhp Enterprise C diesel engine, one shaft.
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    Reedbird 62k . Jon Burdett

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