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Courser (AMc 32)

Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - Easy - Tare

Coastal Minesweeper:

  • The first Courser was built in 1938 as Nancy Rose by Al Larson, Los Angeles, CA for the Nancy Rose Fishing Corp. of Long Beach, CA
  • Placed in service as USS Courser (AMc 32), 13 November 1940
  • Struck from the Naval Register 23 September 1944
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in April 1945
  • Acquired in 1945 by Melvin D. Marsh of Long Beach for use as a fishing boat
  • Acquired in 1946 by George Fukuzaki of Wilmington, CA
  • Acquired in 1957 by Mitchell B. Jurisich of Empire, LA
  • Acquired in 1963 by Albert J. Taft of Biloxi, MS
  • Acquired in 1966 by James Tillman of Gulfport, MS and renamed Big Fisherman
  • Acquired in 1977 by Mitchell Sevel, Jr. of Gulfport
  • Acquired in 1978 by Michael D. Sevel of Gulfport
  • Renamed Lady Pamela 26 April 1982
  • Acquired in 1985 by Julie Ann Gatten of Metairie, LA and renamed Old Fisherman
  • Reacquired in 1988 by Michael D. Sevel of Gulfport and renamed Lady Pamela
  • Out of documentation in 1998
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 148 t.
  • Length 79'
  • Propulsion: Diesel, one shaft.
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    The coursers are a group of birds which together with the pratincoles make up the family Glareolidae. They have long legs, short wings and long pointed bills which curve downwards. Their most unusual feature for birds classed as waders is that they inhabit deserts and similar arid regions

    Tommy Trampp

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