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USCGC Amethyst (WPYc 3)
ex-USS Amethyst (PYc 3)
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Amethyst served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard
Coastal Patrol Yacht:Built in 1931 as the yacht Samona II by Craig Shipbuilding Co., Long Beach, CAPurchased by the Navy 4 November 1940Commissioned USS Amethyst (PYc 3), 27 February 1941Decommissioned 2 February 1944Transferred to the Coast Guard 10 March 1944 and commissioned USCGC Amethyst (WPYc 3)Decommissioned 27 February 1946 at San Diego, CAStruck from the Naval Register 12 March 1946Transferred 11 September 1946 to the Maritime Commission for disposalSold to Samuel K. Rindge of Los Angeles, CA and renamed Samona IISold in the early 1950s to David P. Hamilton of Shreveport, LA and renamed PudloSold in 1961 to Norman A. Manning of Miami, FL and renamed ExplorerSold in 1962 to Clarence Y. Martin of Houston, TXFate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 350 t.Length 146' 9"Beam 23' 6"Draft 11'Speed 14 kts.Complement 46Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount and two depth charge tracksPropulsion: Two 600hp Winton diesel engines, two shafts.
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|MY Samona II
|USS Amethyst (PYc 3)
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National Archives photo 80-G-457673
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