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Parrakeet (AMc 34)

Call sign:
Nan - Easy - Tare - William

Pipit Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Built in 1934 as Jackie Sue by Al Larson, Terminal Island, CA for Christian Gaspar of San Pedro, CA
  • Acquired by the Navy 14 November 1940 and renamed Parrakeet
  • Placed in service as USS Parrakeet (AMc 34), 29 April 1941
  • Placed out of service in February 1945 and returned to her previous owner
  • Struck from the Naval Register 22 December 1944
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 5 February 1945 and returned to her owner
  • Foundered 21 March 1956 approximately 25 miles north northwest of Mancora, Peru.


  • Displacement 197 t.
  • Length 79' 3"
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 8' 6"
  • Speed 9 kts.
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    Parrakeet 48k

    Parrakeet (Alternative spelling of parakeet) - Any of numerous usually small slender parrots with a long graduated tail

    Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 17 December 2021
    Parrakeet 174k Bill Gonyo

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Elmer J. Renner, USNR1944
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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