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Sparrow - Any of several small dull singing birds of the genus Passer of the family Poseidae and related to the finches
Photo added 15 December 2021
|USS Marin (YN 53)|
|74k||Seen here as Marin (YN 53)||Jon Burdett|
|81k||c. April 1941
After her conversion by Al Larson Boat Shop, San Pedro, California
Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 78222
The purse seiner Pacific was acquired by the Navy on 14 November 1940 at San Diego, Calif. Fifteen days later, she was assigned the name Sparrow, and designated a coastal minesweeper, AMc-31. On 12 December 1940, she was reclassified as a harbor tug, and the name Sparrow was cancelled. On 5 February 1941, she was named Marin, and redesignated a net tender, YN-53.
An Indian chief of the Licatiut Tribe in California
Completing sea trials, Marin was taken in tow by Sabine [AO 25] and entered Pearl Harbor 22 April 1941. She tended nets in the 14th Naval District throughout World War II. A classification change redesignated Marin to YNt-21 on 8 April 1942. Returned to San Diego, she was placed out of service 18 June 1946; struck from the Navy list 19 July; and transferred to the Maritime Commission 4 March 1947 for disposal.
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